Evangeline Johns Is TORCHING THE BLUES Evangeline Johns Is TORCHING THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

In TORCHING THE BLUES, Evangeline Johns sings an eclectic mix of songs by Bessie Smith, Harold Arlen, Billie Holliday and more-from 'Kiss of Fire' to 'Down and Out, 'Fine and Mellow' to 'Sugar in My Bowl'. With special appearances by Ariana Johns on vocals, and backed by dancers Max McGuire and Mark Mindek, the show is a lively celebration of the blues. (more...)

Christina Connors Wins 2019 TOMATOES GOT TALENT Christina Connors Wins 2019 TOMATOES GOT TALENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Singer Christina Connors was named the winner the 6th Annual 'Tomatoes Got Talent' Contest at The Triad on Monday, April 15.  Celebrating the talents of extraordinary women over 40 who have made their marks and their livings outside of the entertainment world, but who consider the craft of singing and performing to be integral to their lives, the juried contest was hosted by Randie Levine-Miller, who co-produced with Cheryl Benton, the founder and publisher of Thethreetomatoes.com, the event's lead sponsor. Paul Chamlin music directed the sold out show, which featured a guest appearance by 15-year-old rising star jazz singer Anais Reno, as well as the 2018 winner Sheree Sano. (more...)

Anais Reno To Appear In TOMATOES GOT TALENT This Monday Anais Reno To Appear In TOMATOES GOT TALENT This Monday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

12 uniquely-talented women have been hand-picked to compete in the 6th Annual "Tomatoes Got Talent" contest which celebrates the talents of women over 40.   (more...)

Tomatoes Got Talent Picks Finalists for Triad Showdown Tomatoes Got Talent Picks Finalists for Triad Showdown
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 19, 2019

12 uniquely-talented women have been hand-picked to compete in the 6th Annual "Tomatoes Got Talent" contest which celebrates the talents of women over 40. Hosted by Randie Levine-Miller, the high-spirited juried contest takes place at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street, on Monday April 15 at 7pm. (more...)

VANJARI: The Mother/Daughter Cabaret Debuts July 8th VANJARI: The Mother/Daughter Cabaret Debuts July 8th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018

Vampingo Productions presents VANJARI: The Mother/Daughter Cabaret, starring Evangeline Johns and Ariana Johns in MIXED BAGS. Musical Direction by Darryl Curry and Staging by Max McGuire & Mark Mindek. (more...)

Photo Flash: BUZZ, SON OF A BEE...AN ACTOR'S LIFE FOR ME Continues Limited Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

BUZZ, Son of a Bee...an actor's life for me is an effervescent new musical comedy that joyfully weaves together the lives of eight individuals. (more...)

Bee Advocacy Takes the Stage in BUZZ, SON OF A BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

BUZZ is a timely musical with two hearts-One, the coming together of eight diverse characters who eventually form a Company, and in so doing, a Connection, via a strange catalyst...Bees. Saving bees--one song at a time--and spreading love & laughter--that's what makes this musical sparkle (more...)

New Musical 'BUZZ, SON OF A BEE' Flies Into The Sargent Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

A special limited-engagement run of BUZZ...Son of a Bee, a new musical comedy spotlighting the actor's life is set to open March 24th at The Sargent Theatre. (more...)

Karen Malpede's THE BEEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER Set for TNC, 6/2-26
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

In 'The Beekeeper's Daughter' by Karen Malpede, a pregnant Muslim refugee from Bosnia is embraced by an eccentric American family on an island in the Adriatic.  The island is a sanctuary, but it is only a short distance from the region's genocidal civil war. What happens between them turns everyone's life inside out and upside down yet results in a healing journey.  Theater for the New City (TNC) and Theater Three Collaborative will present the piece June 2 to 26, directed by the author, in TNC's Cino Theater. (more...)

Vampingo Productions to Present BUZZ...SON OF A BEE at the Metropolitan Room on 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Vampingo Productions has announced that it will present a condensed (75-minute) presentation of Buzz...Son of a Bee, a new musical comedy spotlighting the actor's life - featuring a book by Andrew Johns, lyrics by Ariana Johns and music by Darryl Curry. The show will take place on April 16th at 9:30pm at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St, NYC 10010, Tickets are $15, w/a 2 beverage minimum. http://www.metropolitanroom.com (more...)

Vampingo Productions to Present Backer Presentations of New Musical BUZZ, SON OF A BEE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Vampingo Productions has announced that it will present two special backers presentations of Buzz…Son Of A Bee, a new musical comedy spotlighting the actor's life - featuring a book by Andrew Johns, Lyrics by Ariana Johns and music by Darryl Curry. Both presentations will take place at the Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street) on Monday, November 2nd at 2PM & 7PM. Tickets are free. http://www.buzzsonofabee.com   (more...)

The Bleecker Company Presents HILLBILLY WOMEN, Previews 1/6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2011

The Bleecker Company presents the Sondra Lee production of Elizabeth Stearns' HILLBILLY WOMEN -- a play with music telling the personal stories of Appalachian women, based on the book of the same title by Kathy Kahn -- with previews set to begin January 6, prior to an official press opening on January 13 at Arclight Theatre (152 West 71st Street). (more...)

The Bleecker Company Presents HILLBILLY WOMEN, Previews 1/6/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2010

The Bleecker Company presents the Sondra Lee production of Elizabeth Stearns' HILLBILLY WOMEN -- a play with music telling the personal stories of Appalachian women, based on the book of the same title by Kathy Kahn -- with previews set to begin January 6, prior to an official press opening on January 13 at Arclight Theatre (152 West 71st Street). (more...)

Pull Together Productions' WONDER OF THE WORLD Closes June 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2010

Pull Together Productions inaugural production, a revival of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire's comedy Wonder of the World, opens June 10. The production is directed by Brian Gillespie, and runs through June 26 at the Shell Theater, located in the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street (at 8th Ave.) 4th floor in NYC. Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, with Sunday evening performances on June 13 and 20 at 7pm. There is an additional performance scheduled for Wednesday, June 16 at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased through SmartTix: www.smarttix.com, (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit www.pulltogetherproductions.org (more...)

Pull Together Opens Door with WONDER OF THE WORLD June 10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2010

Pull Together Productions inaugural production, a revival of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire's comedy Wonder of the World, opens June 10. The production is directed by Brian Gillespie, and runs through June 26 at the Shell Theater, located in the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street (at 8th Ave.) 4th floor in NYC. Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, with Sunday evening performances on June 13 and 20 at 7pm. There is an additional performance scheduled for Wednesday, June 16 at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased through SmartTix: www.smarttix.com, (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit www.pulltogetherproductions.org (more...)

Pull Together Opens Door with WONDER OF THE WORLD June 10-26
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2010

Pull Together Productions inaugural production, a revival of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire's comedy Wonder of the World, opens June 10. The production is directed by Brian Gillespie, and runs through June 26 at the Shell Theater, located in the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street (at 8th Ave.) 4th floor in NYC. Performances will be held Thursday through Saturday at 8pm, with Sunday evening performances on June 13 and 20 at 7pm. There is an additional performance scheduled for Wednesday, June 16 at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased through SmartTix: www.smarttix.com, (212) 868-4444. For more information, visit www.pulltogetherproductions.org (more...)