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BWW Review: Natalie Douglas Shares Her Love for Cher in Her Latest TRIBUTES at Birdland BWW Review: Natalie Douglas Shares Her Love for Cher in Her Latest TRIBUTES at Birdland
by Troy Frisby - August 13, 2018

It's safe to say that Natalie Douglas is a little obsessed with Cher. Throughout TRIBUTES: CHER, the latest in her award-winning TRIBUTES series, Douglas made her way through the icon's life from her early career up to the present, both in song and in story. But the real focus of the July 16 show at... (more...)
BWW Review: Tovah Feldshuh Means Business as LEONA! at Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Review: Tovah Feldshuh Means Business as LEONA! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - July 27, 2018

Leona Helmsley shuffled back to this mortal coil for one night only---three, actually---and, as portrayed by Tovah Feldshuh, she's lost none of her bite in those intervening years. From the start, Feldshuh's Leona narrowed her eyes into a hard stare that would put Paddington to shame, never letting ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Alaska Talks ON GOLDEN GIRLS, Why RuPaul Is A Total Rose Nylund, And Her New DRAG RACE-Themed Podcast BWW Interview: Alaska Talks ON GOLDEN GIRLS, Why RuPaul Is A Total Rose Nylund, And Her New DRAG RACE-Themed Podcast
by Troy Frisby - July 25, 2018

If you know one thing about Alaska, it's that she won RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL-STARS 2. If you know a second thing about her, it's probably that she's obsessed with THE GOLDEN GIRLS. So much so, in fact, that the drag queen and her partner-in-crime, Handsome Jeremy, molded that obsession into a live s... (more...)
BWW Review: Original Cast of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Reunites at Feinstein's/54 Below for Energetic Concert BWW Review: Original Cast of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Reunites at Feinstein's/54 Below for Energetic Concert
by Melanie Votaw - July 24, 2018

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES was my first Broadway musical, so it not only holds a special place in my heart, but I still remember most of the lyrics. Running for 577 performances in 1982-83 and earning a Tony nomination for Best Musical, PUMP BOYS was 'the little show that could' with just six cast membe... (more...)
BWW Review: Adrienne Truscott Plays Both Comedian and Performance Artist in ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S A ONE TRICK PONY BWW Review: Adrienne Truscott Plays Both Comedian and Performance Artist in ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S A ONE TRICK PONY
by Audrey Moyce - July 10, 2018

If you've heard of Adrienne Truscott's work, the title of her current show, ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S A ONE TRICK PONY (OR ANDY KAUFMAN IS A FEMINIST PERFORMANCE ARTIST AND I'M A COMEDIAN), is self-explanatory: she last made waves with ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT'S ASKING FOR IT, a comedy special in which she stood... (more...)
BWW Interview: Becca Blackwell Talks THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM, Mining Humor from Difficult Topics, and the Butterfly Effect of Queer Artists BWW Interview: Becca Blackwell Talks THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM, Mining Humor from Difficult Topics, and the Butterfly Effect of Queer Artists
by Troy Frisby - June 20, 2018

'You're never going to see yourself onstage unless you write for yourself.' That's what Becca Blackwell was told by their friend, Michelle Matlock, who had written THE MAMMY PROJECT as a solo show for herself. That idea, coupled with encouragement from Blackwell's partner and 'prolific' fellow artis... (more...)
BWW Feature: The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Continues to Bring Magic to New York and Beyond BWW Feature: The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Continues to Bring Magic to New York and Beyond
by Troy Frisby - June 18, 2018

The BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY is having a homecoming of sorts. The brand, led by Benjamin Rauhala and Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA), touched down at Feinstein's/54 Below (then simply 54 Below) back in August 2015, returning for four more engagements over the next three years. When... (more...)
BWW Review: Gina Gershon Gets Wild in Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Troy Frisby - June 14, 2018

'God, you guys are easy,' Gina Gershon joked at Cafe Carlyle, after garnering applause simply for taking off her jacket.... (more...)
BWW Review: Salty Brine Connects Weezer and Puccini In His New LIVING RECORD COLLECTION Installment, I'M A LOT LIKE YOU BWW Review: Salty Brine Connects Weezer and Puccini In His New LIVING RECORD COLLECTION Installment, I'M A LOT LIKE YOU
by Audrey Moyce - June 13, 2018

Salty Brine has made what is becoming a familiar move: reckon with your beloved art works which time has "revealed" to be problematic (by which I mean, you have become aware enough to realize this; it was problematic from the beginning).... (more...)
BWW Interview: Daniel Quadrino Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below With His Friends In Tow BWW Interview: Daniel Quadrino Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below With His Friends In Tow
by Gianluca Russo - June 11, 2018

On June 12, Daniel Quadrino will make his return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a night of laughter, music, great times and, yes, even a song by Shawn Mendes. We took a few minutes to chat with him before the show to get all the details before the big night.... (more...)
BWW Review: BenDeLaCreme Raises Hell in INFERNO A GO-GO at the Laurie Beechman Theatre BWW Review: BenDeLaCreme Raises Hell in INFERNO A GO-GO at the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Troy Frisby - June 01, 2018

Welcome to the exciting world of "14th century Italian literature." If that's not exactly a thrilling prospect for you, don't worry: BenDeLaCreme's INFERNO A GO-GO has more than enough sugar the help the medicina go down.... (more...)
Celia Berk Returns to The Beach Cafe with LOVE IS JUST SAND on June 2 Celia Berk Returns to The Beach Cafe with LOVE IS JUST SAND on June 2
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Celia Berk brings LOVE IS JUST SAND back to The Beach Cafe on June 2, 2018 at 8:15 pm.... (more...)
BWW Review: Kathleen Turner Harnesses Her Power in FINDING MY VOICE at Cafe Carlyle BWW Review: Kathleen Turner Harnesses Her Power in FINDING MY VOICE at Cafe Carlyle
by Troy Frisby - May 28, 2018

Kathleen Turner is many things, but bashful isn't one of them.... (more...)
BWW Review: Liz Callaway Honors Female Role Models at Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Review: Liz Callaway Honors Female Role Models at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Melanie Votaw - May 29, 2018

In her new show A HYMN TO HER at Feinstein's/54 Below, Liz Callaway paid tribute to numerous women who have served as her role models.... (more...)
BWW Interview: DRAG RACE's BenDeLaCreme Talks INFERNO A GO-GO, Life After ALL STARS 3 and Making Art Accessible BWW Interview: DRAG RACE's BenDeLaCreme Talks INFERNO A GO-GO, Life After ALL STARS 3 and Making Art Accessible
by Troy Frisby - May 23, 2018

BenDeLaCreme may have been dubbed 'BenDeLaChrist' by Aja on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 3, but for her next act, the queen is headed straight to Hell.... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Explore Islands Philippines Expo in NYC Opens Photo Coverage: Explore Islands Philippines Expo in NYC Opens
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

The Explore Islands Philippines expo invites visitors to discover, experience, and invest in the Philippines.... (more...)
BWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Colors Outside the Lines with BOYS IN THE TREES at Joe's Pub BWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Colors Outside the Lines with BOYS IN THE TREES at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - May 08, 2018

In Bond's latest show, BOYS IN THE TREES, the performer seems particularly interested in exploring what happens when one colors outside prescribed lines of gender---masculinity, in particular---primarily performing songs by men who did just that.... (more...)
Jon Jon Briones Presents Honorary Awards at 2018 Unity Gala, 5/11 Jon Jon Briones Presents Honorary Awards at 2018 Unity Gala, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2018

Olivier Award-nominated actor Jon Jon Briones will present the honorary "Nepales" awards at the Friends of the Philippines Society USA's maiden benefit dinner, titled "2018 Unity Gala," on Friday, May 11, 6 p.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Varla Jean Merman Talks Upcoming Show WONDER MERMAN, Inspiring Women, and The Changing Landscape of Drag BWW Interview: Varla Jean Merman Talks Upcoming Show WONDER MERMAN, Inspiring Women, and The Changing Landscape of Drag
by Troy Frisby - May 01, 2018

Drag artist Varla Jean Merman's new show, WONDER MERMAN, pays tribute to inspirational women throughout history, both real and fictional. The idea that "behind every great man, there's a great woman" feels tone-deaf, at best. But a more arcane expression that may actually hold true is that behind ma... (more...)
Discover the Philippines' Travel Destinations & Festivals at Grand Central Terminal, May 9 to 12 Discover the Philippines' Travel Destinations & Festivals at Grand Central Terminal, May 9 to 12
by Oliver Oliveros - April 27, 2018

From May 9 to 12, New York's beaux-arts landmark Grand Central Terminal will provide the backdrop to showcase the 7,641 islands that make up the Philippines, which is promoting its vacation destinations, along with its captivating festivals!... (more...)
BWW Review: Broadway's Resilient Moms Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Send Love And Light to Ruthie Ann Miles BWW Review: Broadway's Resilient Moms Gather At Feinstein's/54 Below To Send Love And Light to Ruthie Ann Miles
by Troy Frisby - April 02, 2018

Of the many great parts of the Broadway community and the performing arts community at large, perhaps the greatest is its ability to come together and provide support for one another. BROADWAY BABY MAMAS, held at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 15 little more than a week after the unthinkable tragedy ... (more...)
BWW Review: Tilda Swinton Moves Into The Laurie Beechman In The Absurd and Exquisite TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST BWW Review: Tilda Swinton Moves Into The Laurie Beechman In The Absurd and Exquisite TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST
by Audrey Moyce - April 02, 2018

Byron Lane's meditation on the artifice and projection of fame and celebrity is brilliantly explored through the prism of Tom Lenk's exquisitely crafted performance in TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST, which ran March 16-25 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. CRAIGSLIST's Tilda is almost better... (more...)
BWW Review: Bebe Neuwirth Serves Up an Acting Lesson at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Melanie Votaw - April 06, 2018

If you want to know how to act a song, go see Bebe Neuwirth, who recently performed STORIES WITH PIANO, #1 at Feinstein's/54 Below.... (more...)
BWW Review: Feinstein's/54 Below Pays Tribute to BABY: THE MUSICAL and Benefits Planned Parenthood BWW Review: Feinstein's/54 Below Pays Tribute to BABY: THE MUSICAL and Benefits Planned Parenthood
by Melanie Votaw - March 25, 2018

For nearly 35 years, I have loved the score of BABY, the Broadway musical that ran for 241 performances from 1983 to 1984 and made Liz Callaway a star. So, it was thrilling to hear the music sung in concert by a stellar cast at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 18, the proceeds of which went to Planned ... (more...)
BWW Review: Full of Contradictions and Multitudes, Lena Hall Nails the Part in THE ART OF THE AUDITION BWW Review: Full of Contradictions and Multitudes, Lena Hall Nails the Part in THE ART OF THE AUDITION
by Ashley Steves - March 16, 2018

Quite the contradiction, no one is as simultaneously surprised and unfazed by Lena Hall's success as Lena Hall.... (more...)