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Photo Flash: Birdland Theater Hosts John DavidsonPhoto Flash: Birdland Theater Hosts John Davidson
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Birdland Theater was thrilled to present singer/actor/host/legend John Davidson in concert on Monday, May 27. (more...)

BWW Previews: 2018 SEASON PREVIEW at Penguin Repertory TheatreBWW Previews: 2018 SEASON PREVIEW at Penguin Repertory Theatre
by Peter Danish - May 14, 2018

Every spring for the last 40 years, something very special has happened in Rockland County: the Penguin Rep, the not-for-profit professional Equity theatre started by artistic director Joe Brancato in 1977, begins its season. This year will be their 41st season! Brancato along with with executive director Andrew M. Horn -- has grown Penguin from a small summer theatre into what the New York Times calls: 'the gutsiest little theater!' - one of the Hudson Valley's most influential nonprofit cultural institutions, and nearly half a million theater-goers have passed through its doors during that time. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates Stand-Up Comdeian Adrianne TolschPhoto Coverage: Friars Club Celebrates Stand-Up Comdeian Adrianne Tolsch
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 30, 2018

Adrianne Tolsch, the first female House MC at the legendary Catch a Rising Star was remembered at the Friars Club last night and you can only imagine what happens when comics commemorate one of their own in the confines of the Milton Berle Room's husband, former Letterman writer Bill Sheft hosted the evening which featured some of his wife's favorite comics… Maureen Langan, Brian Cichocki, Rose Bennett, Jeff Stison, Cory Kahaney, Patty Rosborough, and Judy Gold. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre to Premiere Lizzie Borden Play FALL RIVERPenguin Rep Theatre to Premiere Lizzie Borden Play FALL RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents the world premiere of Fall River, a new play by Frederick Stroppel, directed by Mr. Brancato, beginning Today, October 13. (more...)

Paul Jost and More Lead Lineup at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity RoomPaul Jost and More Lead Lineup at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

The last week of October is packed with entertaining fun at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room. Wednesday, October 25th is Bob Egan's Singer's Showcase, Thursday, October 26th is the Divas Of Broadway, Friday, October 27 features the talented vocalist, drummer, arranger and composer, Paul Jost, and Saturday, October 28 celebrates Halloween spirit at the Silver Screen Halloween Party hosted by Michael Richard Kelly with The Tom Adams Trio. Costumes invited on October 28th guests can come as their favorite actor/actress, or favorite movie role character to win the costume contest! (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre to Premiere Lizzie Borden Play FALL RIVERPenguin Rep Theatre to Premiere Lizzie Borden Play FALL RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents the world premiere of Fall River, a new play by Frederick Stroppel, directed by Mr. Brancato, beginning Friday, October 13. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre Presents Award-Winning Comedian Robert Wuhl One Night OnlyPenguin Rep Theatre Presents Award-Winning Comedian Robert Wuhl One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Robert Wuhl, the award-winning actor, comedian and writer, in his latest work, Shistory Happens!, for one performance only, Saturday, September 23 at SUNY Rockland Community College's 500-seat Cultural Arts Theatre in Suffern, New York. (more...)

40 Years Ago Tomorrow, Penguin Rep Was Born
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

When Penguin Rep Theatre opens its month-long run of COBB, Lee Blessing's play about the legendary baseball player Ty Cobb, today, it will be exactly 40 years to the day since the enterprising company gave its first performance... (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre Opens 40th Season with TRAYF
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, opens its 40th season with Trayf, a new play by Lindsay Joelle. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre Announces its 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, announces its 40th anniversary season. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Musical A DOG STORY Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

A Dog Story, a new musical with music and lyrics by Gayla D. Morgan (Mary - A Musical) and book by Eric H. Weinberger (Wanda's World), is playing off-Broadway at The Loft at The Davenport Theater (354 W. 45th Street). The show, which opened last night, November 17, is produced by Seaglass Theatrical and co-produced by Waterfront Theatrics and Martha Robinson. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Casting Announced for NYC and Tour Companies of Vital Theatre Company's FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce casting for the New York City and Tour companies of FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Photo Flash: Iris Williams Performs Songs of Cole Porter, the Gershwins & More at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented singer Iris Williams, who returned to the historic stage with "An Encore Evening with Iris Williams" on Monday, May 2.  The concert celebrated the Great American Songbook, concentrating on songs performed by Edith Piaf, and written by Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini and the Gershwins. (more...)

BUYER AND CELLAR, FINDING DR. RUTH & More Set for Penguin Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, announces its 2016 season, the professional Equity company's 39th at its home in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York, a season filled with current and controversial subject matter. (more...)

FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS Opens Today at Theater at St. Jean
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the return of FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS for the 2015 holiday season. Based on the New York Times bestselling picture book by Jane O'Connor with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser, the musical has a book by Cara Lustik and Matthew Hardy, music by Randy Klein and lyrics by Matthew Hardy and directed by Sam Viverito. The production will play at the Theater at St. Jean, on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm, today, November 28 - December 27, 2015. (more...)

FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS Opens 11/28 at Theater at St. Jean
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the return of FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS for the 2015 holiday season. Based on the New York Times bestselling picture book by Jane O'Connor with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser, the musical has a book by Cara Lustik and Matthew Hardy, music by Randy Klein and lyrics by Matthew Hardy and directed by Sam Viverito. The production will play at the Theater at St. Jean, on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm, November 28 - December 27, 2015. Tickets are $49.50 for regular seats and $59.50 for premium seats. For reservations and information visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call (212) 579-0528. The Theater at St. Jean is at 184 E 76th Street at Lexington Avenue (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs This Weekend
by David Green - Oct 16, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH, author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Shanghai Moon and The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.   Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.  After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.  (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs, 10/16-17
by David Green - Oct 12, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH, author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Shanghai Moon and The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.   Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.  After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Barbara Feldon & Bill Irwin Visit DROP DEAD PERFECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

DROP DEAD PERFECT, the madcap comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns to the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street - between 9th and 10th Avenues)  and begins previews on Wednesday, August 19th, for a limited eight week engagement.The official opening is set for Sunday, August 23rd .  DROP DEAD PERFECT  is produced by Penguin Rep Theatre, Morton Wolkowitz, Barbara Freitag and Jamie deRoy. Tickets are $69 and can be purchased by visiting www.dropdeadperfect.com or calling 845-786-2873. (more...)

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