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Gloria Mann Leads Cast In Robert Mann's New Thriller Feature Film R BnB Photo Gloria Mann Leads Cast In Robert Mann's New Thriller Feature Film R BnB
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 14, 2021

 Award-winning actor and producer Gloria Mann (The Cassie Confession, The Lennon Report, Point Break) is co-producing and leading the cast along with Ryon Thomas & Bryanna McQueeney in writer/director Robert Mann's new Thriller 'R BnB' which has just wrapped filming in Garrison, New York.

BWW Review: Barra Grant Tells of Her Iconic and Infamous Mom in MISS AMERICA'S UGLY D Photo BWW Review: Barra Grant Tells of Her Iconic and Infamous Mom in MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER: BESS MYERSON AND ME
by Michael Dale - Jan 27, 2020

'Fame was like a tongue sandwich to my mother,' is one way Barra Grant puts it in her autobiographical (almost) solo play, MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER: BESS MYERSON AND ME.

Jewish Women's Theatre Will Commemorate The Life Of Actress Abby Freeman With New Pro Photo Jewish Women's Theatre Will Commemorate The Life Of Actress Abby Freeman With New Program and Performance
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2019

Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) will honor one of its first employees and most talented actors by naming its Artists-in-Residence Program after Abby Freeman, who passed away from breast cancer in 2014 at age 37.

MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Announces New York Run Photo MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Announces New York Run
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2019

Producer Suzi Dietz announced today that on the heels of its successful run in Los Angeles, Miss America's Ugly Daughter written and performed by Bess Myerson's only child, Barra Grant, will open in New York this winter. Miss America's Ugly Daughter is a darkly comedic, poignant two character solo show about the seismic mother-daughter relationship of Bess Myerson and Barra Grant and will be directed by Eve Brandstein.

MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Moves To Edgemar Center For The Arts Photo MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Moves To Edgemar Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 19, 2019

Following critically acclaimed, sold out runs, first in 2018 and again earlier this year, writerperformer Barra Grant returns with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant's seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions and Canon Theatricals present Miss America's Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me written and performed by Grant and featuring Monica Piper. Eve Brandstein directs once again, this time for a June 21 openingat the Edgemar Center for the Arts, where performances will continue through Aug. 4.

BWW Review: An Effecting ANNE, A NEW PLAY - A Heroine Humanized Photo BWW Review: An Effecting ANNE, A NEW PLAY - A Heroine Humanized
by Gil Kaan - Jun 17, 2019

The U.S. premiere of ANNE, A NEW PLAY receives a sturdy mounting by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, under the strong directing reins of Eve Brandstein. The uniformly talented ensemble present most translucently the re-imagined Anne Frank's Diary of A Young Girl, in the words of playwrights Jessica Durlander & Leon de Winter (translated by Susan Massotty and adapted by Nick Blaemire). Sound designer Derek Christiansen most complementarily heightens the claustrophobic, hovering, impending doom with his ominous footsteps, bombs exploding, and static-ridden radio broadcasts.

Photo Flash: Simon Wiesenthal Center Present The U.S. Premiere of ANNE, A NEW PLAY Photo Photo Flash: Simon Wiesenthal Center Present The U.S. Premiere of ANNE, A NEW PLAY
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 7, 2019

In celebration of what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday this June, the Simon Wiesenthal Center presents the U.S. premiere of Anne, A New Play, a unique play by Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter that reframes Anne's story through an unconventional lens.

ANNE, A NEW PLAY Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday At Museum Of Tolerance Photo ANNE, A NEW PLAY Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday At Museum Of Tolerance
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2019

In celebration of what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday this June, the Simon Wiesenthal Center presents the U.S. premiere of Anne, A New Play, a unique play by Dutch playwrights Jessica Durlacher and Leon de Winter that reframes Anne's story through an unconventional lens. Produced by five-time Tony award nominee Suzi Dietz, Durlacher and de Winter's play has been newly adapted for American audiences by Nick Blaemire from a translation by Susan Massotty and is directed by Eve Brandstein. Previews begin June 5, with opening night set for June 16 at the Peltz Theater in the Center's Museum of Tolerance, where performances will continue through July 22.

MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Secures Third Run and Moves to Edgemar Center for the Ar Photo MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Secures Third Run and Moves to Edgemar Center for the Arts
by Sarah Hookey - May 14, 2019

Following critically acclaimed, sold out runs, first in 2018 and again earlier this year, writer/performer Barra Grantreturns with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant's seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions and Canon Theatricals present Miss America's Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me written and performed by Grant and featuring Monica Piper.

New Play Remembers Holocaust, Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday at Museum of Tole Photo New Play Remembers Holocaust, Celebrates Anne Frank's 90th Birthday at Museum of Tolerance
by Sarah Hookey - May 2, 2019

 In observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Simon Wiesenthal Center today announced casting for a new play about Anne Frank that will celebrate what would have been her 90th birthday this summer.

MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Returns to Greenway Court Theatre Photo MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Returns to Greenway Court Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jan 8, 2019

Writer/performer Barra Grant is back with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant's seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions andCanon Theatricals presentMiss America's Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me written by Grant and performed by Grant andMonica Piper. Eve Brandstein directs for a Feb. 8 opening at the Greenway Court Theatre, where performances continue through March 24.

NOT THAT JEWISH Returns From Off Broadway Triumph To The Braid Photo NOT THAT JEWISH Returns From Off Broadway Triumph To The Braid
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2018

After her Off Broadway triumph, Monica Piper brings her hit comedy NOT THAT JEWISH to Los Angeles where it was originally developed and ran for almost a year. Beginning December 1st, Piper returns to the stage with the same passion that has navigated her career to an EMMY Award win, Golden Globe nomination, American Comedy Award nomination as one of the TOP FIVE female comedians in the country, and secured her as one of Showtime Network's "Comedy All Stars." Piper presents her authentic humor and autobiographical journey to local audiences in Southern California during this holiday season.

Review: Barra Grant Shares Personal Tales of Growing Up as MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHT Photo Review: Barra Grant Shares Personal Tales of Growing Up as MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER
by Shari Barrett - Aug 7, 2018

Now an award-winning writer and director, Barra Grant has created one of the most entertaining, informative, and hysterically funny solo shows I have ever seen. With her marvelous writing style and self-effacing humor, along with the brilliant direction of Eve Brandstein (who worked with Barra for 16 months to create MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER), this behind-the-scenes story will totally envelop you from start to finish. As she answers the many ongoing calls, beginning at two in the morning and continuing until dawn, we are taken on the journey of Barra's life, with Bess ever-present, fixated on 'improving' her daughter by attempting to mold her into a younger version of herself.

Word Premiere Of MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER: BESS MYERSON AND ME And Me Comes To Th Photo Word Premiere Of MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER: BESS MYERSON AND ME And Me Comes To The Broad Stage In Santa Monica This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2018

Ever since the Miss America pageant began, the beautiful contestants embodied the dreams of every young girl in the nation. Except one. Her name is Barra Grant, whose mother Bess Myerson was the only Jewish Miss America and one of the most famous (and infamous) Miss Americas of all time. The story of their comedic, seismic relationship is told in the world premiere of the Miss America's Ugly Daughter, written and performed by Grant and opening July 14 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

Artists To Reexamine The Passover Story Through Contemporary Art Photo Artists To Reexamine The Passover Story Through Contemporary Art
by Julie Musbach - Feb 27, 2018

What does the story of Passover mean to eleven California women artists? A new group show at The Gallery@The Braid, home of Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica, answers that question through painting, sculpture, photography, textile design and ceramics, beginning on March 10.

New Theatrical Show and Art Exhibit Features Powerful Stories of Letting Go and Liber Photo New Theatrical Show and Art Exhibit Features Powerful Stories of Letting Go and Liberation in a Re-Examination of Passover
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2018

As Jewish people across the globe begin to prepare for the Passover holiday, Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica will shine a contemporary lens on the story of Exodus with a new performance and art exhibit opening March 10.

Rain Pryor to Perform at Metropolitan Room this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

METROPOLITAN ROOM is proud to present actress/singer/comedian RAIN PRYOR in LIFE HAPPENS! for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Friday, July 14th at 9:30pm. She will be accompanied by Steven Feifke on piano, Jerry DeVore on bass & Russell Carter on drums.

Met Room Presents Rain Pryor In LIFE HAPPENS! For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

METROPOLITAN ROOM is proud to present actress/singer/comedian RAIN PRYOR in LIFE HAPPENS! for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Friday, July 14th at 9:30pm. She will be accompanied by Steven Feifke on piano, Jerry DeVore on bass & Russell Carter on drums.

Jewish and Muslim Writers and Artists Collaborate on New Theatrical Performance and Art Exhibit
by Julie Musbach - Apr 20, 2017

Convinced that art can stimulate discussion and eliminate barriers, Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) and NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, will host the world premiere of a new theatrical collaboration and art exhibit in Santa Monica on May 6. The salon-style play will tour throughout the Southland until May 22, with a show at the IMAN Center in LA on May 11.

BWW Review: Rain Pryor Shares Hysterical and Poignant Tales of Her Biracial Upbringing in FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES
by Shari Barrett - Mar 3, 2017

American audiences first met Rain Pryor as television's first biracial child on "Head of the Class." Los Angeles audiences can now meet her up close and personal during her new solo play, FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES, in which Richard Pryor's talented daughter shares many of her childhood memories as the offspring of show business royalty, growing up African-American and Jewish in Beverly Hills during the tumultuous years when a biracial child faced prejudice from both sides of the fence. Her fascinating tales are filled with pain, poignancy, purpose, and lots of laughter as she portrays her father, mother, grandparents, and many other colorful characters who assisted her along the way to personal acceptance and adulthood.

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