Bernadette Peters and Anthony Haden-Guest to Present at Urban Stages GalaBernadette Peters and Anthony Haden-Guest to Present at Urban Stages Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019

Urban Stages' Board of Directors and founding artistic director Frances Hill are excited to announce that this year's presenters will be Tony Award Winner, Broadway's Bernadette Peters  who will present the award to Donna Murphy, and Emmy Award winner and celebrated journalist Anthony Haden-Guest will present to Edwina Sandys as they celebrate 35 years of acclaimed Off-Broadway plays/musicals and art programming at The Central Park Boathouse on Monday, May 15 at 6:30 pm. (more...)

Bagels And Broadway Presents Network's Nicholas Guest, The Other Josh Cohen's Steve Rosen, And Director Of AFTER, Joe BrancatoBagels And Broadway Presents Network's Nicholas Guest, The Other Josh Cohen's Steve Rosen, And Director Of AFTER, Joe Brancato
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

Tune into Bagels and Broadway this Saturday, April 6th, as Award winning media personality and producer/host, Valerie Smaldone, welcomes Network's Nicholas Guest, The Other Josh Cohen's Steve Rosen, and the director of After and founder and Artistic Director of Penguin Rep, Joe Brancato, to her weekly radio show.  (more...)

Art: What's all the talk about? The Artist Talk on Art series, 40+ years youngArt: What's all the talk about? The Artist Talk on Art series, 40+ years young
by Barry Kostrinsky - Jan 31, 2018

Art is a language. Foreign to many and understood by few, her language is subtle, self-referential, sublime and mercurial. Most agree a picture is worth a thousand words but which thousand and does that tell the full story? The Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) panel series is the longest on-going dialogue in the visual arts. Once upon a time it was a unique idea to have artists talk about their art. Today talks occur almost daily in NYC at Museums, galleries and on social media threads. To celebrate the legacy the ATOA has organized 'Going Postal' a postcard style fundraiser to help with costs associated with running the non-profit and the work and cost to deliver over 40 years of historical dialogues to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art. (more...)

Interview with a Dead Friend: Dan Asher
by Barry Kostrinsky - Mar 15, 2017

Why only interview the living? This is an interview with Dan Asher who passed several years before I wrote this. It is an attempt to channel his spirit and to reveal how he would respond and give depth to this great artists complexity while hinting at explanations of who he really was. (more...)

BWW Interview: Noah Becker: An Interview with the Interviewer
by Barry Kostrinsky - Feb 14, 2017

Noah Becker has published over 3500 interviews and did hundreds himself with artists, but has the tables turned as I ask this Painter, Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Whitehot magazine questions about his art, writing career and his preferences when compelled to choose between Chinese soups. (more...)

DAVID'S FRIEND by Nora Burns Extends at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Rave reviews and audience popularity have resulted in an extension for the hit show DAVID'S FRIEND at The Club at La MaMa. (more...)

LaMaMa ETC Extends the Run of Hit Show DAVID'S FRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Rave reviews and audience popularity have resulted in an extension for the hit show DAVID'S FRIEND at The Club at La MaMa. Three additional performances, starring veteran downtown performer Nora Burns, will take place through February 12. (more...)

Comic Memoir DAVID'S FRIEND Travels Back to '80s NYC Tonight at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

A powerful new comic memoir about the electrifying joy and intoxicating madness of New York City in the 1980s will take the stage at The Club at La MaMa from tonight, January 27, through February 5, created by and starring veteran downtown performer Nora Burns. (more...)

New Play by Nora Burns Offers Flashback to Wild '80s NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A powerful new comic memoir about the electrifying joy and intoxicating madness of New York City in the 1980s will take the stage at The Club at La MaMa from January 27 through February 5, created by and starring veteran downtown performer Nora Burns. (more...)

Comic Memoir DAVID'S FRIEND Starring Nora Burns at La MaMa Looks Back to '80s NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

A powerful new comic memoir about the electrifying joy and intoxicating madness of New York City in the 1980s will take the stage at The Club at La MaMa from January 27 through February 5, created by and starring veteran downtown performer Nora Burns. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Nicholas Guest & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 7-13, Featuring Linda Lavin, Nicholas Guest, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Sep 6, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Darius de Haas: 'Something to Live For: Celebrating Strayhorn & More;' Linda Lavin: Starting Over; Carter Calvert at 54 Below; Nicholas Guest: Finding Nick; and Madeline Kahn Tribute. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Bronx Museum, Sze It Now and Burcaw's Street Mural
by Barry Kostrinsky - Aug 18, 2014

Hop on the 4 or the D train and travel north young men and woman to see art in the South Bronx. No, that's not a typo, I did not mean to say go see the Yankees. Like many inner cities including Detroit, the Bronx is best known for high crime, poor health condition and low test scores; However these inner cities are also the breeding ground for countless innovative film makers, music makers, visual artists and thought provoking thinkers. The why and how the tough conditions of these neighborhoods breeds an aesthetic flourishing is perplexing to figure out. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cartoons as Art: It's No Joke
by Barry Kostrinsky - Aug 30, 2013

It is over 20 years since the important exhibit at MOMA 'High and Low: Modern art and Popular Culture' and over 40 years since Warhol borrowed from soda pop, ketchup, soup- a full lunch plate special of art supplies. Elevated to arts center stage on both canvas and auction podiums, these once thought plebian forms of low art have gone gargantuan. Comic related exhibits have run rampant in the art world for the last 10 years and yet many still hold fast to the aesthetic cast system and its hierarchy forged by iron-age men, that still considers comics just for kids. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Amoralists Celebrate THE CHEATERS CLUB Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

The Amoralists are concluding the "Summer of The Amoralists" with The Cheaters Club, written and directed by Amoralists co-founder and resident playwright Derek Ahonen. This world premiere features a cast of 26 actors in a Southern-sized Savannah ghost story that creeps out of the shadows. The production follows the Company's critically acclaimed staging of Mark Roberts' Rantoul and Die. Scroll down for photos from opening night, last night, August 27! (more...)

BWW Reviews: BronxArtSpace Benefit
by Barry Kostrinsky - Jul 19, 2013

Some of the best ways to collect art at reasonable prices is to make a habit of going to the many art sales aimed at benefitting an important arts organization. Usually these sales bring together a group of artists around the organization that are vested in the organization, the area or the scene. This Monday July 22 from 5-9pm you can sip some wine, have an hors d-oeuvre or two and meet and see works by some 50 artists that have congealed around the BRONXARTSSPACE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Frieze- Go Now. This is THE Art Fair to See
by Barry Kostrinsky - May 10, 2013

Stop reading, leave the house and head to Frieze on Randall's Island. The art world is waiting outside your door across the river on that other island you never go to. The fair is that good, that diverse and that much of an international art extravaganza that it is that simple- get there! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Harold Finley, Writer-Director of A THOUSAND MILES OF HISTORY
by Gary Naylor - Mar 30, 2013

Gary Naylor interviews Harold Finley whose A Thousand Miles of History is earning rave reviews. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stewart Lane et al. Honored at ARTrageous Gala to Raise Funds for EGSCF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

At this year's ARTrageous Gala, more than 500 supporters gathered at Cipriani Wall Street to raise funds and awareness for the over 16,000 foster children in New York City. The money raised from the ARTrageous event benefits Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families (EGSCF). For more than 85 years, this non-profit organization has been serving and protecting children residing in foster care in New York City. Over the past decade ARTrageous has been a huge success, raising more than $15 million. Today, EGSCF is one of the top Foster Care Agencies in New York City. (more...)

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