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Karen Ziemba to Lead Industry Reading Of CAROL OF CARROLL GARDENS Photo Karen Ziemba to Lead Industry Reading Of CAROL OF CARROLL GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

Tony Award-winning producer Michael Rubenstein (Pippin), along with producers Robin Milling (Less Than 50%) of Trilliant Entertainment Group, and Stephanie Rosenberg (Moulin Rouge) of The Empress Productions LLC will present an industry reading of Carol of Carroll Gardens by playwright Bob Stewart on June 17, 2019.

Photo Flash: Go Inside The Industry Reading Of SHOOTING STAR: A Revealing New Musical Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside The Industry Reading Of SHOOTING STAR: A Revealing New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Shooting Star had two industry presentations this past week at Shetler Studios in Penthouse 1. The presentations were directed by Michael Bello (SUMMER), Music Directed by Alan Plado, Stage Managed by Ellie Handel, and General Managed by Evan Bernardin Productions.

The Queens Project Returns for Season Two Photo The Queens Project Returns for Season Two
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The nerds of 'The Queens Project' are back! It Gets Funnier presents season two of The Queens Project, a fast-paced comedic web series set in Queens, New York about two gay roommates Ash (Ken Arpino) and Gabe (BJ Gruber) pursuing their dreams of becoming Broadway stars but stumbling along the way, to hilarious effect. With season one reaching over 1.6M views, The Queens Project is a certified viral hit.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Do the Time Warp in Appomattox Photo THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Do the Time Warp in Appomattox
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

It's Wolfbane's 10th birthday-- and what better way to celebrate than Richard O'Brien's ultimate party classic, 'The Rocky Horror Show!'

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Do the Time Warp in Appomattox Photo THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW to Do the Time Warp in Appomattox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

It's Wolfbane's 10th birthday-- and what better way to celebrate than Richard O'Brien's ultimate party classic, 'The Rocky Horror Show!'

VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Returns this Wednesday with Stephen Wallem, Lauren Molina and More! Photo VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Returns this Wednesday with Stephen Wallem, Lauren Molina and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The summer fun continues this Wednesday night with Stephen Wallem, Lauren Molina, and more -- and it keeps getting funnier with Molly Ranson & Bernard Dotson (Aug 16), Brenda Braxton & Molly Pope (Aug 23), Billy Stritch & Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Aug 30), and dozens other fun folks, as the weekly series continues.

Amy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

This summer, the fun happens on Wednesday nights -- and it just got funnier with Amy Spanger (July 19) and Molly Ranson (August 16) joining the line-up!

VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Bring Laughs Weekly to The Green Room 42 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, the fun starts today nights! Beginning June 21, audience favorite Villain: DeBlanks will be (VERB)_____-ing midtown at the Yotel hotel, with a different cast each week.

VILLAIN: DEBLANKS to Bring Laughs Weekly to The Green Room 42 This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

This summer, the fun starts on Wednesday nights! Beginning June 21, audience favorite Villain: DeBlanks will be (VERB)_____-ing midtown at the Yotel hotel, with a different cast each week.

THE QUEENS PROJECT Web Series Launches Indiegogo for Season Two
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nerds of 'The Queens Project' are back! After the success of season one, the It Gets Funnier team has reassembled and opened an Indiegogo campaign in order to make season two a reality. In the political climate America is currently facing, it is more important than ever to get the voice of the gay nerd heard, connected, and informed.

VIDEO: Watch BJ Gruber, Ken Arpino & Gabe Bowling in THE QUEENS PROJECT, Episode 3 - 'The Brown'
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

THE QUEENS PROJECT is an LGBT-related, fast-paced, comedic webseries, which is part of a larger forum for LGBT-inspired content, It Gets Funnier. The team just released their third episode, titled 'The Brown', today. Check it out below, and be sure to stay tuned for upcoming installments 'Odd Wheel' and 'Nerding Off' later this month!

WEARING BLACK Extends at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC are pleased to announce an added extra performance to the world premiere production of Wearing Black, named by Backstage Magazine as one of the '10 Musical Highlights from NYMF', with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde; National Tours Murder for Two, Xanadu; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; The Barn Stage  Company).

Riley Thomas Returns to NYMF with WEARING BLACK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Wearing Black, winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York, with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde; National Tours Murder for Two, Xanadu; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; The Barn Stage  Company).

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC present the world premiere production of WEARING BLACK, winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York, with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starringGiancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp(Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde; National Tours Murder for Two, Xanadu; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; The Barn Stage Company). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

Riley Thomas to Return to NYMF with WEARING BLACK This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Wearing Black, winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York, with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp (Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde; National Tours Murder for Two, Xanadu; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; The Barn Stage  Company).

BWW Reviews: THAT BACHELORETTE SHOW is as Bubbly and Light as Champagne
by David Clarke - May 1, 2015

Yes, interactive Off-Broadway shows are a thing, and they can be really entertaining. The latest offering in the genre is THAT BACHLORETTE SHOW, which is a flirtatiously fun 90 minute dance party from the creator of THE AWESOME 80S PROM. More party than theatre, this frivolous concoction packs in the laughs and keeps the beats coming. You'll have a blast dancing the night away with Adrianna Orlando and her stable of aspiring beaus.

Robbyne Kaamil to Appear in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Robbyne Kaamil is set to return to the stage for one night only in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson and Danny Bernardy. Saturday, February 28th at 8pm, Kaamil who is no stranger to the stage will bring her comedic talents to St. Luke's Theatre.

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING & 'FUNERAL' Extend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral, by Anthony J. Wilkinson, will extend its recently posted limited run to June 28th, 2015

Danny Bernardy Joins Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

Danny Bernardy takes on the role of leading male 'Andrew Polinski' in the hit Off-Broadway comedy 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding' opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Currently being played by Brandon Goins, Bernardy is set to step in for the winter season beginning tonight, January 10th every Saturday at 8pm.

Danny Bernardy Stars in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING from Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

?Danny Bernardy is set to take on the role of leading male "Andrew Polinski" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Bernardy will be replacing Brandon Goins who took his final bow Today night after almost two years in the role. Goins is currently the longest to play the role since the production was conceived back at the Actors Playhouse back in 2003.

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