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Alan Cumming Directs Jacob Storms' TENNESSEE RISING At The Cell Theatre Photo Alan Cumming Directs Jacob Storms' TENNESSEE RISING At The Cell Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021

Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre will host the World Premiere of TENNESSE RISING: THE DAWN OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, a solo play written and performed by Jacob Storms. Directed by Alan Cumming, performances begin April 11 at the cell. Performances will be presented for a strictly limited audience of 18 with masks and social distancing required.

Jacob Storms' TENNESSEE RISING, Directed by Alan Cumming, to Play Tennessee Williams  Photo Jacob Storms' TENNESSEE RISING, Directed by Alan Cumming, to Play Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

What key events led Tennessee Williams to become the most groundbreaking and unique playwright of the twentieth century? Tennessee Rising: The Dawn of Tennessee Williams - A New Solo Play, explores the formative six year period from 1939-1945 in which a young unknown writer named Tom metamorphosizes into the acclaimed playwright known as Tennessee.

Kathleen Turner Joins Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival Photo Kathleen Turner Joins Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival, a celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams, is proud to share that Award-Winning actress Kathleen Turner joins the lineup for the 34th annual Festival. More than a typical book festival, TWNOLF showcases award-winning writers, actors, musicians, and other artists in over 150 events in the French Quarter and other New Orleans venues.

The Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival Announce 2020 Lineup and Spe Photo The Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival Announce 2020 Lineup and Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival returns to its home in the historic French Quarter for its 34th annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. More than a typical book festival, TWNOLF showcases award-winning writers, actors, musicians, and other artists in over 150 events in the French Quarter and other New Orleans venues.

New Orleans Theater Announces Lineup of 2020 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literar Photo New Orleans Theater Announces Lineup of 2020 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

The Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival returns to its home in the historic French Quarter for its 34th annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. More than a typical book festival, TWNOLF showcases award-winning writers, actors, musicians, and other artists in over 150 events in the French Quarter and other New Orleans venues. 

Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis Announces A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE as the 2018  Photo Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis Announces A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE as the 2018 Main Stage Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Sophia Brown and Nick Narcisi will create the tempestuous relationship between renowned characters Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire," the main stage production of the third annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, May 10-19, at the Grandel Theatre. Tim Ocel will direct the production for this year's Festival titled, "Tennessee Williams: The French Quarter Years."

Michael Moore Among Artists Recognized At United Solo Festival Gala Photo Michael Moore Among Artists Recognized At United Solo Festival Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, concluded its eighth season with a Gala at Theatre Row in New York. Throughout its ten-week run, the festival offered 120 stage productions, representing six continents, performed mostly in English, but also in Bulgarian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and in the category of physical theatre through body language. Nearly 60 shows sold out, and were presented several times due to popular demand. Fiona Show called United Solo 'the mecca of the solo shows in the world.' This past season, the festival presented productions created by new talents, as well as show business veterans, including Oscar winner Milton Justice and Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr. This year's festival also offered Master Classes led by Pau Aran Gimeno, a performer at Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch; James Lecesne, an actor, activist, author of the screenplay for an Oscar-winning film; and Austin Pendleton, a renowned actor and director, and a recipient of the Drama Desk Special Award.

BWW Review: The 28th New York Cabaret Convention Kicks Off Its Opening Night With A B Photo BWW Review: The 28th New York Cabaret Convention Kicks Off Its Opening Night With A Bang It Is Unable To Sustain
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 22, 2017

During an evening when Mabel Mercer Foundation President and New York Cabaret Convention Producer KT Sullivan devoted a number of opening night spots in the 28th year of the four-day extravaganza (October 16-19 at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center) to a younger generation of singers and a few veterans making their Convention debuts, the Grande Dame of Cabaret was the star of the night.

28th New York Cabaret Convention Offering First-Ever Rush Tickets Photo 28th New York Cabaret Convention Offering First-Ever Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

The Mabel Mercer Foundation has announced that it will implement a special 'Rush' ticket policy for their 2017 Cabaret Convention, to be held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, from Monday through Thursday, October 16th - 19th.

United Solo Opens Its Eighth Season with 25 Sold-Out Shows Photo United Solo Opens Its Eighth Season with 25 Sold-Out Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The world's largest solo theatre festival will begin its eighth season at Theatre Row on Thursday, September 14, with a night of two shows, both of which are completely sold out.

KT Sullivan, James Gavin, Klea Blackhurst and More on Tap for 28th Annual Cabaret Con Photo KT Sullivan, James Gavin, Klea Blackhurst and More on Tap for 28th Annual Cabaret Convention
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

With its unique combination of the best of past and present popular song, the annual Cabaret Convention stands as a pivotal, highly-anticipated highlight of New York City's autumn music season.

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention Opens at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10/18)
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016

The 27th Annual Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, kicked off on October 18, putting forth performances by some of the most iconic cabaret artists which the arena has to offer, as well as introducing new but equally captivating talent of the art form. Hosted by KT Sullivan, a cabaret stalwart herself, the evening moved briskly through an impressive 19 performers, each of whom was accompanied by their very own pianist--- if they weren't accompanying themselves, that is.

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night at the 27th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 19, 2016

Lovers of Cabaret flocked to New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre last night to attend The 27th New York Cabaret Convention and BroadwayWorld was there. Unlike a political convention there was complete agreement that this annual event produced and sponsored by the Mabel Mercer Foundation is one of the best entertainment experiences of the year.  Madam Chairman' and artistic director KT Sullivan kept complete order as one by one the wonderful vocalists made their case to the extremely knowledgeable 'delegates' filling Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center. It's not politically correct to pick winners at the annual event, which presents newcomers and veterans of the cabaret art form, but if there's one......  The Audience!  For two hours they hear some great music and get a potpourri of diverse singing styles that make the long evening seem brief.  The superb song stylist and New York based vocalist Natalie Douglas was deservedly presented the prestigious Donald F. Smith award, and legend Maureen McGovern received the Mable Mercer Award. 

The Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

the 2016 Cabaret Convention returns to the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, from Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 21st  to present four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms.

New Musical HEATHER SMILEY FOR PRESIDENT to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Theater for the New City (Executive Director, Crystal Field) presents the world premiere of the musical comedy Heather Smiley for President, which will begin previews on Thursday, October 1st, at the Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue at 10th Street), with an opening set for Sunday, October 11th.    The musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante and choreographed by Angela Harriell. Heather Smiley for President will play a limited engagement through October 25th. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors) and can be purchased online at www.TheaterfortheNewCity.net or http://www.smarttix.com or at the box office and by calling 212-254-1109.  

BWW Reviews: Jacob Storms Thunders Through Metropolitan Room; Arthur Pomposello Pops Up Again With Blues/Jazz Sets at Don't Tell Mama
by Andrew Martin - Jul 28, 2015

In his new show at the Metropolitan Room, Give My Regards to Broadway (which opened on July 18), Jacob Storms wholeheartedly disproves the perception that a singer making their debut in the cabaret arena need a director or more than just a pianist to prove their greatness. Over at Don't Tell Mama, former Oak Room show producer Arthur Pomposello has re-emerged with a new regular blues supper club show.

TRIANGLE Begins Run at 13th Street Repertory Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Triangle, Mark Barkan and June Rachelson-Ospa's "musical chairs romp" opens at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre in New York City Feb. 8, for a run through March 22.

Photo Coverage: Kids of The Arts Celebrate LYRICS FOR LIFE!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2014

Lyrics for Life to Benefit AFSP on World Suicide Prevention Day Kids of the Arts just presented Lyrics for Life on Wed September 10. The one-night only performance was held at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the red carpet arrivals below!

Photo Coverage: Kids Of The Arts Presents LYRICS FOR LIFE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2014

Lyrics for Life to Benefit AFSP on World Suicide Prevention Day Kids of the Arts just presented Lyrics for Life on Wed September 10. The one-night only performance was held at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below!

Cast Announced for Parker & Dizzy's FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

From the writing team that brought you last year's smash FAT ASSES: THE MUSICAL comes the revamped musical/comedy sensation PARKER & DIZZY'S FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE RAINBOW. After a successful run at the New York International Fringe Festival and Encores Series in 2011, this hilariously campy, sci-fi-action-adventure is described as a saucy foursome between The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Thelma & Louise and a 'gay' Da Vinci Code...but instead of revolving around Jesus, it's JUDY!

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