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Ars Nova Raises Over $400K During 24 Hour Telethon Photo Ars Nova Raises Over $400K During 24 Hour Telethon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020

This weekend, Ars Nova raised over $400,000 during the The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 200 artists.

Tina Fey, John Early, The Bengsons, and Bowen Yang Complete Ars Nova 24 Hour Livestre Photo Tina Fey, John Early, The Bengsons, and Bowen Yang Complete Ars Nova 24 Hour Livestream Telethon Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020

Ars Nova has announced additional details for The Ars Nova Forever Telethon, a 24-hour livestream featuring more than 150 artists celebrating Ars Nova’s past and present, while raising funds to support the company’s artistic programs throughout the unconventional 2020-2021 season.

BWW Review: THE BOWERY BOYS: GHOST STORIES OF OLD NEW YORK chills at Joe's Pub Photo BWW Review: THE BOWERY BOYS: GHOST STORIES OF OLD NEW YORK chills at Joe's Pub
by Scottie Roche - Oct 31, 2019

I'm not the type to go in for ghost stories. 'They're not my thing,' I'll tell my friends. 'They're all just the same old reheated dinner,' is what I tell myself and for the most part I think I'm being honest with myself. When I was a kid I was afraid of my own shadow, so Halloween was the holiday I dreaded most in my life. I've grown up. I've conquered my fears. I can sit through House of a Thousand Corpses, Jordan Peele's US, all the Halloween movies without so much as a gasp. As a native New Yorker I'd like to think there's really not much that can scare me at this point in my life. I expected Bowery Boys: Ghost Stories of Old New York to be more fun than fright. But good storytelling is different than a slasher film and it wasn't long before storytellers Tom Meyers and Greg Young had me shook.

The Neon Coven Presents POKEMON: The 90s Rock Show Photo The Neon Coven Presents POKEMON: The 90s Rock Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

The Neon Coven a?" creators of OSCAR at The Crown, currently running at 3 Dollar Bill in Bushwick, present the New York City premiere of POKEMON: The 90s Rock Show, a throwback parody comedy written by composer Andrew Barret Coxa?? when he was in the 7th grade.

Photo Flash: Broadway Crew Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary Photo Photo Flash: Broadway Crew Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019

BROADWAY CREW (founded by Samuel Clark and Jackson Thompson), the full-service boutique promotional company, recently marked its first year in business with an industry anniversary celebration and performance by cast members of the immersive new musical OSCAR at The Crown, presented by queer theater collective,The Neon Coven. (OSCAR at The Crown is currently performing at Three Dollar Bill in Brooklyn.)

OSCAR AT THE CROWN to Release Concept Album Photo OSCAR AT THE CROWN to Release Concept Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

Producers of OSCAR at The Crown announced today the release of the original concept album featuring the music of the wildly popular immersive nightclub musical now playing at 3 Dollar Bill (260 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY). The album, which was produced by and features music and lyrics by Andrew Barret Cox, is now available on all digital music providers.

Photo Flash: OSCAR AT THE CROWN Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Flash: OSCAR AT THE CROWN Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

OSCAR at The Crown, a new immersive nightclub musical celebrated its official opening night last night.

OSCAR AT THE CROWN Opens Tonight At 3 Dollar Bill Photo OSCAR AT THE CROWN Opens Tonight At 3 Dollar Bill
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

OSCAR at The Crown, a new immersive nightclub musical, will celebrate its official opening night tonight, Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 3 Dollar Bill (260 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY). From the minds of performance collective, The Neon Coven, OSCAR at The Crown was created by Mark Mauriello, features music and choreography by Andrew Barret Cox, and direction by Shira Milikowsky. The immersive musical returns for an open-ended run after a sold out and critically acclaimed run January February.

SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked Season Finale This Weekend Photo SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked Season Finale This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2018

After Sold Out Performances in May, June, and July, Popular Summer Series 'SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked' closes the season this weekend! With voices that will make you say 'how are you not playing this on Broadway?.. Or at least in some barn in the Midwest?' SUMMERSTUCK will go up for one-performance-only on Saturday August 4th, 2018. 7:30pm at The West End Lounge in NYC. This show is expected to sell out, reserve your ticket today HERE: https://cofare.io/CoFare/showDetail.cofare?code=565

Popular Summer Series 'SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked' Is Bac Photo Popular Summer Series 'SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked' Is Back Todayth With All New Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

Popular Summer Series 'SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked' is back with an all new cast of summerstock rejects. With voices that will make you say 'how are you not playing this on Broadway?.. Or at least (insert regional theatre here)?' SUMMERSTUCK will go up for one-performance-only today June 30, 2018. 7:30pm at The West End Lounge in NYC. This show is expected to sell out, reserve your ticket today HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/867469663452088/

Popular Summer Series 'SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked' Is Bac Photo Popular Summer Series 'SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked' Is Back June 30th With All New Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2018

Popular Summer Series 'SUMMERSTUCK: Songs From The Shows I Should Have Booked' is back with an all new cast of summerstock rejects. With voices that will make you say 'how are you not playing this on Broadway?.. Or at least (insert regional theatre here)?' SUMMERSTUCK will go up for one-performance-only on Saturday June 30, 2018. 7:30pm at The West End Lounge in NYC. This show is expected to sell out, reserve your ticket today HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/867469663452088/

Hilarious Drunken Mock Audition Takes Place At The West End This Saturday Night Photo Hilarious Drunken Mock Audition Takes Place At The West End This Saturday Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

A Chorus Line meets tequila, 18 singing actors will drunkenly perform 32,16,8, maybe event 2 bar cuts from their audition book in front of live audience and industry guests. Alison Franck (Franck Casting), Chaz Wolcott (Newsies/So You Think You Can Dance), and Cory Wade (Multimedia Recording Artist and 2nd runner up of America's Next Top Model) will be playing the roles of 'casting director.' Hosted by the hilarious Jacob McKenna. Half Messy Bar Show/Half Masterclass, DRUNK AUDITIONS gives you a front row seat at the other side of the table. If you're looking for a night of theatre shenanigans, industry networking, and comedic banter, the show's creator - producing casting director, Ian Connor offers you a [not so] private appointment for this Saturday, February 24th. 6:30pm at The West End Lounge. Tickets only $10 online and can be reserved here: https://ianconnorpresents.ticketspice.com/drunk-auditions *Venue requires two drink minimum/cash only!

Love Trumps Hate this Valentine's Day in LOVE WINS Cabaret at the West End Lounge Photo Love Trumps Hate this Valentine's Day in LOVE WINS Cabaret at the West End Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

LOVE WINS: Love Trumps Hate will go up for one-performance-only on February 14th, 2018. 7pm at The West End Lounge in NYC. Featuring mutifaced spokesperson for the LGBT community, Cory Wade (America's Next Top Model), Deaf Queer Public Speaker and Stand up Comedian, Kayden Kristal (NBC's Stand Up for Diversity), Global Citizen and Passionate Storyteller, Raquelle M. Zuzarte (Huffington Post). And heart melting rising pop recording artist/songwriter, Morgan Reilly! Hosted by Jacob McKenna