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The Half Hour is back for a second season, shining the spotlight on some of the funniest and most unique comedians out there today. Join Dan St. Germain, Jared Logan, Brody Stevens, Jonah Ray, Mike Lawrence, Erik Griffin, Nikki Glaser and more for their first solo stand-up specials, every Friday night.

SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU Comes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival Photo SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU Comes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival
by Stephi Wild - June 02, 2022

Mmmkay Productions has announced a Hollywood Fringe Festival production of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, written by Christopher Durang and directed by Jeramiah Peay. The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Shayna Gabrielle, Lea Madda, Michael Mullen, Will Potter, Chris Ramirez,...
Craft Recordings Announces Definitive, Bonus-Filled Edition of Vince Guaraldi's IT'S Photo Craft Recordings Announces Definitive, Bonus-Filled Edition of Vince Guaraldi's IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Michael Major - June 16, 2022

Remastered from newly discovered analog session reels, the album features seven previously unreleased alternate takes. The package also includes new liner notes by PEANUTS® historian Derrick Bang, with contributions by the family of Lee Mendelson, the Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning producer and co-...
Iron Chef Jose Garces Expands Buena Onda Across America with Franchise Launch Photo Iron Chef Jose Garces Expands Buena Onda Across America with Franchise Launch
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

James Beard Award winner and Iron Chef Jose Garces is teaming up with Ballard Brands to expand Buena Onda from Philadelphia to cities across America. The baja-taqueria will see a major expansion with the launch of its comprehensive national franchise program....
Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Two World Premieres & Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring Two World Premieres & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 29, 2022

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced its 35th Season! A partnership with one of this city’s leading Black theatre companies. A homegrown holiday hearth-warmer. Two original CHI-made works each featuring unconventional central characters. A twirl around five extraordinary homespun districts, an...
Jackie Fabulous, Jaye McBride And Michael Somerville Highlight The July Lineup At The Photo Jackie Fabulous, Jaye McBride And Michael Somerville Highlight The July Lineup At The Comedy Cellar At the Rio
by A.A. Cristi - June 28, 2022

The world-famous Comedy Cellar has announced the July 2022 lineup for its first West Coast location, an exact replica of its New York club, at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas....
BWW Interview: LOTTIE PLATCHETT's Tom Lenk Keeps His Hands In Many Fires Photo BWW Interview: LOTTIE PLATCHETT's Tom Lenk Keeps His Hands In Many Fires
by Gil Kaan - June 03, 2022

Sweet Nell Productions & Outside In Theatre, in collaboration with Family Affairs Studio, will world premiere Justin Elizabeth Sayre’s Lottie Platchett Took a Hatchet at Assembly Festival as part of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival August 4th - 27th, with a preview in Los Angeles at Casita del Compo’s ...
BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through June 19th Photo BIRDLAND Announces Programming Through June 19th
by Marissa Tomeo - June 04, 2022

Below, you'll find details on all jazz programming at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater running June 6 through June 19. Artists appearing at Birdland Jazz Club include Yellowjackets, Terraza Big Band, Frank Catalano Quartet, Danilo Perez & His Global Messengers and New London Big Band.  ...
Adult Swim Announces Season Premiere of BIRDGIRL Photo Adult Swim Announces Season Premiere of BIRDGIRL
by Michael Major - May 26, 2022

The new season reunites the following all-star voice cast: Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) as Judy Ken Sebben/Birdgirl, Rob Delaney (Catastrophe) as Brian, Sonia Denis (Set It Up) as Evie, John Doman (Blue Valentine) as Dog With Bucket Hat, Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst) as Gillian, and more....
MEMORIAL DAY Dine-In or Take Out – Two Nice Choices Photo MEMORIAL DAY Dine-In or Take Out – Two Nice Choices
by Marina Kennedy - May 25, 2022

If you are having a Memorial Day staycation in New York City, you can dine in style, host a party for friends or order take-out to picnic in the park.  Here are two choices of restaurants we enjoy!...
See League of Chicago Theatres' Summer Theater Guide, Featuring Black Ensemble Theate Photo See League of Chicago Theatres' Summer Theater Guide, Featuring Black Ensemble Theater, Goodman Theatre & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

 Chicago will continue to produce some of the most exciting work in the country this summer. Offerings from the city’s more than 250 producing theatres include a wide variety of plays and musicals, as well as comedy, dance, and outdoor events.    ...
Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody to Star in SEASONED Comedy Pilot on Showtime Photo Mandy Patinkin & Kathryn Grody to Star in SEASONED Comedy Pilot on Showtime
by Michael Major - June 23, 2022

The scripted comedy – inspired by the couple’s real life and relationship – is co-created and co-written by writer-director Ewen Wright and their son Gideon Grody-Patinkin. JAX Media is producing the project for SHOWTIME, with pilot production set for July in New York City....
BWW Review: THE INHERITANCE at SpeakEasy Stage is a Six and a Half Hour Look at How O Photo BWW Review: THE INHERITANCE at SpeakEasy Stage is a Six and a Half Hour Look at How Our Lives Make a Lasting Impact
by Erik Bailey - June 02, 2022

'He has a story to tell- it is banging around inside him, aching to come out. But how does he begin?' These are the first words the audience of SpeakEasy Stage's production of Matthew López's play THE INHERITANCE. The six-and-a-half-hour play (presented in two parts) explores what it means to write ...
Photos: LEGIT MARRIED Claims Audience Award For Best Web Pilot At Dances With Films 2 Photo Photos: LEGIT MARRIED Claims Audience Award For Best Web Pilot At Dances With Films 2022
by A.A. Cristi - June 22, 2022

The comedy web pilot Legit Married had a strong showing to a sold out theater at the 25th annual Dances with Films festival in Los Angeles, claiming the Audience Award for Best Web Pilot. ...
Keith Urban To Perform New Single On TODAY SHOW Takeover Photo Keith Urban To Perform New Single On TODAY SHOW Takeover
by Michael Major - June 29, 2022

Keith Urban will take to the streets of New York’s Rockefeller Center tomorrow, in between stops on his “THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR,” where he’ll perform some of his biggest hits and debut his new single “Brown Eyes Baby.” The July 8th release comes more than a year since Urban’s last single “Wild ...
Jake Blount Announces New Album 'The New Faith' Photo Jake Blount Announces New Album 'The New Faith'
by Michael Major - June 22, 2022

The New Faith will be released as part of Smithsonian Folkways’ African American Legacy series—co-conceived with and supported by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Conceived, written and recorded during lockdown, the album aims to envision what Black religious ...
CANCEL ANTI-WOKEFLAKE SNOW CULTURE Comes to Edinburgh Fringe Photo CANCEL ANTI-WOKEFLAKE SNOW CULTURE Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by Stephi Wild - June 21, 2022

Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2021, Sam Nicoresti will solve the gender debate in under an hour or your money back! Free show....
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Announces Additional Special Events for 202 Photo La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Announces Additional Special Events for 2022
by Marissa Tomeo - May 28, 2022

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (BT McNicholl, Producing Artistic Director) announces that single tickets will go on sale today, Friday, May 27, 2022 at 11am PT for La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment’s previously announced 2022-2023 “Season of Shows” whic...
BWW Review: LOTUS BEAUTY, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs Photo BWW Review: LOTUS BEAUTY, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
by Gary Naylor - May 25, 2022

Satinder Chohan's new play has plenty of comedy and tragedy, but struggles to catch the right tone consistently, packing in more themes than its plot can comfortably sustain...
Bridge Street Theatre Hosts Classical Indian Musician Ustad Shafaat Khan Photo Bridge Street Theatre Hosts Classical Indian Musician Ustad Shafaat Khan
by Stephi Wild - June 14, 2022

Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy and deep serenity of Indian Classical music when Catskill's intimate Bridge Street Theatre hosts a recital by world-renowned sitar virtuoso Ustad Shafaat Khan on Sunday evening June 26, 2022 at 7:30pm....
Review: FADE TO BLACK PLAY FESTIVAL at MATCH Photo Review: FADE TO BLACK PLAY FESTIVAL at MATCH
by Brett Cullum - June 23, 2022

It is safe to say this is a great festival, and well worth your time over the weekend.  Happy ten years to FADE TO BLACK!  Here’s hoping for many more decades to come.  ...
The Latinx House, Sundance Institute, Netflix, and Shondaland Announce Inaugural Coho Photo The Latinx House, Sundance Institute, Netflix, and Shondaland Announce Inaugural Cohort for Adelante Directors Fellowship
by Michael Major - June 13, 2022

The Latinx House, the Sundance Institute’s Women at Sundance program, Netflix, and Shondaland announced three Latina directors who will participate in the inaugural Adelante Directors Fellowship, a groundbreaking program that supports up-and-coming directors’ professional development, creating a pip...
Keith Urban Back On Tour After Nearly Four Years Photo Keith Urban Back On Tour After Nearly Four Years
by Michael Major - June 22, 2022

It’s been nearly four years since Keith Urban has toured the United States, and if his concerts over the weekend in Tampa and West Palm Beach are any indication, this is going to be one tour not to miss. From the first second that Urban took the stage, it was as if he was shot from a cannon. Check o...
Leeds Playhouse Announces Autumn/Winter 2022 Season Photo Leeds Playhouse Announces Autumn/Winter 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - June 07, 2022

Leeds Playhouse has revealed today the full range of ambitious productions that make up its exciting Autumn/Winter 2022 Season, showcasing creative collaboration, deep-rooted partnerships, and exciting and diverse voices from across the UK....
Tyler Hubbard Releases New Song '35's' Photo Tyler Hubbard Releases New Song '35's'
by Michael Major - June 24, 2022

EMI Records Nashville recording artist Tyler Hubbard continues the release of new music as he unveils his latest track “35’s” from his highly anticipated solo project. The new song follows his debut radio single, “5 Foot 9,” which is currently Top 30 and climbing the country radio airplay charts....
MRC L&A & Powerball Team Up Again for 'Powerball First Millionaire of the Year' Promo Photo MRC L&A & Powerball Team Up Again for 'Powerball First Millionaire of the Year' Promotion
by Michael Major - June 06, 2022

Players from participating lottery jurisdictions will travel to New York City to ring in the New Year and have the chance to win $1 million in a special drawing broadcast live on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023,” the No. 1 New Year’s Eve programming special, on ABC....