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Queen Diva to Return to Off-Broadway in STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE Photo Queen Diva to Return to Off-Broadway in STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

The Triad Theater, Off-Broadway Theatre, Queen Diva returns to Off-Broadway in ‚ÄúStrength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute‚ÄĚ Labor Day Weekend '21 on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm after a two year¬†hiatus.

Sisco & Josepher Launch New Radio Show IN BETWEEN THE LINES On Musical Theatre Radio Photo Sisco & Josepher Launch New Radio Show IN BETWEEN THE LINES On Musical Theatre Radio
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2021

David Sisco and Laura Josepher, owners of ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com, are launching a new radio show on MusicalTheatreRadio.com on Saturday, January 16 at 10 AM (EST).

Rev. Mary Ushers In The Next Roaring 20s With GRANNY'S BLUE-MERS Photo Rev. Mary Ushers In The Next Roaring 20s With GRANNY'S BLUE-MERS
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 16, 2020

It's the Roaring 20s Again and Granny is back and Grander than ever! Rev. Mary returns with her All-Man Band in Granny's Blue-Mers: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll ... before 1950!

Brooklyn Tavern Theater Presents Musical, YBOR CITY Photo Brooklyn Tavern Theater Presents Musical, YBOR CITY
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020

'Ybor City,' an original musical with book by Anita Gonzalez and music and lyrics by Dan Furman, is a story of romance and labor organizing in 1918 Tampa, where the Afro-Cuban workforce joined with Italian and Spanish immigrants to unionize the new American cigar industry. The tuner will be presented as a work-in-progress February 5 to 26 by Brooklyn Tavern Theater, which is is pioneering a new theatrical genre: no-frills, immersive musicals presented as Equity showcases in hospitable taprooms. Performances will be Feb. 5, 12, 18, 19 and 26 at Rustik Tavern, 471 Dekalb Ave., Bed-Stuy and February 10 and 25 at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, Manhattan. Vernice Miller directs a cast of eleven. Co-producer is Art Boundaries Unlimited, Inc.

IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE, Musical based on Rip Van Winkle, plays Taverns in Brooklyn and M Photo IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE, Musical based on Rip Van Winkle, plays Taverns in Brooklyn and Manhattan
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2019

Brooklyn Tavern Theater, led by composer/lyricist/writer Dan Furman, is presenting 'Impossible but True,' a 'tavern musical' inspired by Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle story, through October 29 at Franklin 820 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and in Manhattan at Uncle Charlie's, 139 East 45th Street. This immersive musical aims to pioneer a new genre of no-frills productions in hospitable places that are underused for performances. Cailín Heffernan directs.

EVE OF BELTANE Will Premiere At Broadway Bound Festival Photo EVE OF BELTANE Will Premiere At Broadway Bound Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2019

Izen and Koepfinger's 'Eve of Beltane' tells the oh so familiar tale of forbidden love and examines the very fabric of its nature. Beyond time, beyond space, we find that divine love can penetrate all boundaries - race, nation, and class. This timeless drama features the music and lyrics of Joe Izen with Henry Aronson as Musical Director. Cailin Heffernan will direct. Production Stage Management is by Byron C. Saunders.

Queen Diva Stars In STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE Photo Queen Diva Stars In STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2019

The Triad Theater, Off-Broadway Theatre, presents Queen Diva in "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute 70th Birthday Celebration" on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The 120 minute tribute celebration begins with Phyllis Hyman's Disco Hit produced by New York's Own James Mtume 'You Know How To Love Me,' to Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies Medley-Sophisticated Ladies, A Train, It Don't Mean A Thing, In A Sentimental Mood" to her pivotal vocal performance in Brooklyn's own Spike Lee's "School Daze" singing "Be One"  to her recording career beginning with Veteran Producer Norman Connors singing "Betcha By Golly Wow" to  her favorite songs "What You Won't Do For Love," to "Old Friend" a song she would dedicate to her numerous dear friends who died of AIDS in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Announced At T Photo STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Announced At The Triad
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 12, 2019

The Triad Theater, Off-Broadway Theatre, presents Queen Diva in "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute 70th Birthday Celebration" on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The 120 minute tribute celebration begins with Phyllis Hyman's Disco Hit produced by New York's Own James Mtume 'You Know How To Love Me,' to Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies Medley-Sophisticated Ladies, A Train, It Don't Mean A Thing, In A Sentimental Mood" to her pivotal vocal performance in Brooklyn's own Spike Lee's "School Daze" singing "Be One"  to her recording career beginning with Veteran Producer Norman Connors singing "Betcha By Golly Wow" to  her favorite songs "What You Won't Do For Love," to "Old Friend" a song she would dedicate to her numerous dear friends who died of AIDS in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

Rev. Granny Comes To Pangea NYC This Spring Photo Rev. Granny Comes To Pangea NYC This Spring
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 4, 2019

Rev. Mary, who brought down the house with Granny's Blue-Mers at the Duplex, Pianos, Freddy's Bar and Backroom, Otto's, West End Lounge, and her solo act at Don't Tell Mama, has become the go-to group for wild and woolly word play from back-in-the-day, specializing on salacious tunes that found unique lyrics to beat the sensors.

Xoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood Screenwriter Photo Xoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood Screenwriter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The Xoregos Performing Company is presenting a new play at Theater for the New City by Arnold Schulman, a playwright and screenwriter who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and written for Broadway.

Theater for the New City Presents SIGN IN THE SIX O'CLOCK SKY Photo Theater for the New City Presents SIGN IN THE SIX O'CLOCK SKY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 1, 2019

The Xoregos Performing Company is presenting a new play at Theater for the New City by Arnold Schulman, a playwright and screenwriter who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and written for Broadway. Schulman's Sign in the Six O'Clock Sky debuts at Theater for the New City March 14 and runs through March 31. Shela Xoregos directs the production. Tickets are $18 and $15 for seniors and students.

Xoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood Screenwriter Photo Xoregos Performing Company Presents Play By Famed Hollywood Screenwriter
by Julie Musbach - Feb 27, 2019

The Xoregos Performing Company is presenting a new play at Theater for the New City by Arnold Schulman, a playwright and screenwriter who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and written for Broadway.

GRANNY Premieres At Pangea And Ponders Partnership With Jontavious Willis Photo GRANNY Premieres At Pangea And Ponders Partnership With Jontavious Willis
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2019

Granny's back in I'm SOOO High: Rev. Mary's Reefer Revue; April 6 @ 9:30 at Pangea, 172 Second Avenue, NYC AND Jontavious Willis discusses guest appearance in Granny's All-Man Band CD and Video. Some more wild and woolly word-play from back-in-the-day is being done live and 'for the record!'

Rev. Mary Returns To Don't Tell Mama Photo Rev. Mary Returns To Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

Singer and performance artist, Mary Elizabeth Micari, aka Reverend Mary, returns to the premier cabaret theatre, Don't Tell Mama, for an encore performance of her acclaimed one-woman show, Lady in Black. The audience follows Rev. Mary on a musical journey spawned from a trip down memory lane thanks to her high school and college journals. Mary sings from her soul with a group of vintage noir-style tunes woven together to reveal the tale of a woman's journey to find herself.

Rev. Mary Returns To Don't Tell Mama Photo Rev. Mary Returns To Don't Tell Mama
by Julie Musbach - Aug 13, 2018

Singer and performance artist, Mary Elizabeth Micari, aka Reverend Mary, returns to the premier cabaret theatre, Don't Tell Mama, for an encore performance of her acclaimed one-woman show, Lady in Black. The audience follows Rev. Mary on a musical journey spawned from a trip down memory lane thanks to her high school and college journals. Mary sings from her soul with a group of vintage noir-style tunes woven together to reveal the tale of a woman's journey to find herself.

QUEEN DIVA STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute Debuts At Feinstein's/54 Bel Photo QUEEN DIVA STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute Debuts At Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 10, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Queen Diva in "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute" on September 3, 2018. The 75 minute  tribute begins with Phyllis Hyman's days with Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies Medley-A Train, It Don't Mean A Thing, In A Sentimental Mood" to her pivotal vocal performance in Spike Lee's "School Daze" singing "Be One"  to her recording career beginning with Norman Connors singing "Betcha By Golly Wow" to  her favorite songs "What You Won't Do For Love," to "Old Friend" a song she would dedicate to her numerous dear friends who died of AIDS in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

QUEEN DIVA STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE Debuts At Feinstein's/54 Belo Photo QUEEN DIVA STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE Debuts At Feinstein's/54 Below
by Julie Musbach - Jun 20, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Queen Diva in "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute" on September 3, 2018. The 75 minute  tribute begins with Phyllis Hyman's days with Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies Medley-A Train, It Don't Mean A Thing, In A Sentimental Mood" to her pivotal vocal performance in Spike Lee's "School Daze" singing "Be One"  to her recording career beginning with Norman Connors singing "Betcha By Golly Wow" to  her favorite songs "What You Won't Do For Love," to "Old Friend" a song she would dedicate to her numerous dear friends who died of AIDS in the late 1980's and early 1990's.

Theater Resources Unlimited Founder Bob Ost Honored At It's Just A Number! Today Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Founder Bob Ost Honored At It's Just A Number! Today
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) founder Bob Ost will be honored at the upcoming It's Just A Number! cabaret today, May 31, 2018 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th St., NYC. Tickets are $20 with a cash only two-drink minimum ($5 discount for Srs./MAC/TRU/AEA/SAG/AFTRA). Reservations may be made by calling 212-757-0788 after 4pm.  

Theater Resources Unlimited Founder Bob Ost Honored At 'It's Just A Number' Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Founder Bob Ost Honored At 'It's Just A Number'
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) founder Bob Ost will be honored at the upcoming It's Just A Number! cabaret today, May 31, 2018 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th St., NYC. Tickets are $20 with a cash only two-drink minimum ($5 discount for Srs./MAC/TRU/AEA/SAG/AFTRA). Reservations may be made by calling 212-757-0788 after 4pm.

Theater Resources Unlimited Founder Bob Ost Honored At 'It's Just A Number' Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Founder Bob Ost Honored At 'It's Just A Number'
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) founder Bob Ost will be honored at the upcoming It's Just A Number! cabaret on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th St., NYC. Tickets are $20 with a cash only two-drink minimum ($5 discount for Srs./MAC/TRU/AEA/SAG/AFTRA). Reservations may be made by calling 212-757-0788 after 4pm.

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