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Feature: BroadwayWorld Cabaret Upcoming Show Roundup �" April 29 to May 5, 2024

Are you trying to plan your entertainment for the week or looking for a fun show to see this weekend? We have you covered with a few top picks for jazz, cabaret, comedy, and more! NYC has so many incredible events, but here are a few top picks to consider this week including Sheldon Harnick's birthday celebration and Kyle Dunnigan's new hour.
Photos: San Francisco's Cockettes Bring Down Two New York Houses

The legendary underground-breaking performance troupe, The Cockettes, played to sold-out houses at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater and Don't Tell Mama cabaret. Original Cockette and composer, Scrumbly Koldewyn was also part of the multiple and raucous events.  See photos from the show!
COCKETTES: THE SECOND CUMMING to Play Joe's Pub in September

COCKETTES: THE SECOND CUMMING, a musical revue celebrating the music of original Cockette, Scrumbly Koldewyn, will play Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St, New York City) at the Public Theater Saturday, Sept 9 @ 9:30pm.
Photos: THE COCKETTES Return To NYC This September- Get A First Look At The Cast

An historic underground cult favorite, THE COCKETTES are back to NYC - at The Public Theater, Saturday, Sept 9 at 9:30pm. See photos of the cast below!
The Cockettes to Return to Joe's Pub in September

They're back! THE COCKETTES are back to NYC! JOE'S PUB AT THE PUBLIC THEATER, Saturday, Sept 9 at 9:30pm, 425 Lafayette St, New York.
Theater For The New City Sets Memorial For Co-Founder George Bartenieff, September 19

On Monday, September 19, Theater For The New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street), will present a memorial for its co-founder George Bartenieff (January 23, 1933-July 30, 2022) to celebrate his creative years at the theater, 1971-1992.  Reception begins at 7:30 PM and a narrated pictorial, remembrances and performances will start at 8:00 PM.
A FEW DEEP BREATHS Comes to La MaMa This Week

Each of the writers worked independently to generate dialogue and/or actions for two performers, one playing a 7-year-old and the other a 77-year-old. The non-linear tale that emerges is developed in collaboration with creative technologists, embodied by performance artist Agosto Machado and a puppet by Tom Lee, performed by Leah Ogawa and Maria Camia, and will explore interactivity and connection with the online audience.
Drag and Queer Legends Honored At LA MAMA LOVE CABARET GALA Tonight

The Tony Award-winning La MaMa ETC will mark Pride and celebrate its 50+ year history of drag artistry when a bevy of trailblazing queer and drag stars are honored at LA MAMA LOVE CABARET on Tuesday, June 22 at 6:30 p.m. 
La MaMa Will Conclude 59th Season With A FEW DEEP BREATHS

For the final online experiment in La MaMa's 59th season, seven writers (Erik Ehn, Huntrezz Janos, Adrienne Kennedy, Haruna Lee, Chuck Mee, Robert Patrick, and Christopher Rivas), two performers, and an online audience come together for A FEW DEEP BREATHS, premiering Friday, June 25 at 8pm ET.
Playwright Kenneth Bernard Has Passed Away at 90

The New York Times has reported that playwright Kenneth Bernard, a key figure in the experimental theater movement, passed away on August 9th at age 90.
Actors Co-Op Brings The Mystery Of Irma Vep To Crossley Theatre

Actors Co-op (Ovation Winner 2018 Best Direction of a Musical - Intimate Theatre) is proud to present Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, directed by Carla Cackowski, produced by Carly Lopez. This hilarious two-actor, multi-character comedic thriller is a nod to the classic Gothic melodramas and early fright flicks of the 30s and 40s. The play will run October 4 through November 10 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre in Hollywood
The Civilians Announce Paul Swan Salons With Penny Arcade, Josef Astor, And More

The Civilians, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Steve Cosson and Managing Director Margaret Moll, is proud to announce a series of lively and engaging post-show salons that will follow select performances of Claire Kiechel's Paul Swan is Dead and Gone. Luminaries from the world of arts and letters will speak on various themes relevant to Paul Swan's life and work including his residency in the Carnegie Hall studios, queer performance, and mid-century ideas of camps.
Celebrate Sex And Freedom With New York Performance Legend Penny Arcade

In a year in which the grande dame of downtown New York, and Andy Warhol Superstar marks 50 years of performance; the undisputed queen of the underground Penny Arcade, returns to Adelaide to celebrate the 25th Australian anniversary of her infamous sex and censorship show BITCH! DYKE! FAGHAG! WHORE!.

Baruch Performing Arts Center (BPAC) presents Penny Arcade's The Faghag & Her Friends in The Summer of Love, a new work in development, December 6-8, 2018, at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $11 - $46 and can be purchased here. Baruch Performing Arts Center is located at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter 25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Avenues), NYC.  
Penny Arcade Returns To Performance Space New York

Legendary Downtown New York artist Penny Arcade is now 50 years into a career in which she continues to turn a mirror back on society with highly original and entertaining investigations into the human condition that perhaps best described as cultural criticism you can dance to. She revives her international hit Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!: The Penny Arcade Sex and Censorship Show, May 11-19 at Performance Space New York, as part of the institution's East Village Series.

LA MAMA presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #146 "MARIO MONTEZ" -- Saturday March 24, at 3:00pm - 5:00pm?-- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). Moderated by CONRAD VENTUR, Panelists include Brian Belovitch, Bibbe Hansen, Joe E. Jeffreys, Tom Kalin, Agosto Machado, and Lola Pashalinski.

CONQUEST OF THE UNIVERSE OR WHEN QUEENS COLLIDE which marked the birth of the The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, co-founded by the late groundbreaking playwright and performer Charles Ludlam in 1967 will return on the occasion of the play and the company's 50th anniversary with a production, starring and directed by Everett Quinton, a long-standing member of RTC who assumed leadership as Artistic Director when Mr. Ludlam died 30 years ago, in 1987.
BWW Interview: Director Gordon Bressack Talks About MURDER, ANYONE?

Writer/Director/Producer Gordon Bre4ssack is a veteran of the NY Off-Off Broadway scene as a member of The Playhouse of the Ridiculous. He toured Europe three times with that group and was with them in 1971 when they were all arrested for obscenity in Brussels. He came to Los Angeles in 1983 and was soon hired at Hanna-Barbera writing such shows as 'Scooby- Doo' and 'The Smurfs'. He went on to Warner Bros. Animation and won three Emmys for his work on 'Animaniacs' and 'Pinky & the Brain.' His two previous plays in LA, 'Fuggedaboudit' and 'Missing Dick' were audience and critical favorites. by Steve Peterson
Penny Arcade's LONGING LASTS LONGER Set for St. Ann's Warehouse This Month

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes Penny Arcade, legendary downtown New York writer, performance artist, actress and force for artistic resistance, for the American Premiere of her internationally acclaimed Longing Lasts Longer, tonight, December 1, through December 11.
Penny Arcade's LONGING LASTS LONGER Set for St. Ann's Warehouse

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes Penny Arcade, legendary downtown New York writer, performance artist, actress and force for artistic resistance, for the American Premiere of her internationally acclaimed Longing Lasts Longer, December 1-11.

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