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Magnet Theater Announces Lineup For 11th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival Photo Magnet Theater Announces Lineup For 11th Annual New York Musical Improv Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Magnet Theater presents The Eleventh Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from March 12 - 15, 2020 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC. Most tickets are $5-$15 and feature performances by two to four different musical improv acts per show. Festival Workshops are also being offered to people of all levels of experience! Tickets and Workshops will available for purchase at www.nymif.com.

DIRTY TRICKS With The New Bad Boys Of Magic Returns to The Three Clubs in Hollywood Photo DIRTY TRICKS With The New Bad Boys Of Magic Returns to The Three Clubs in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Hollywood's drunkest magic show, DIRTY TRICKS w/ The New Bad Boys of Magic, extends into its third smash(ed) year at The Three Clubs. Headliners at the world-famous Magic Castle, The New Bad Boys of Magic (aka Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel), continue to shock and delight audiences with their signature brand of NSFW character comedy and top-notch illusions. Joining them for each performancea?'generally running on the third Sunday of each montha?'is a rotating cast of the world's foremost professional prestidigitators. Audience members (21-and-over, please) arrive early to grab drinks and enjoy close-up magic performed right at their tables. Co-produced by Greg Karber, the first three DIRTY TRICKS shows of the year are scheduled for Sunday, January 19th, Sunday, February 16th and Sunday, March 15, 2020. Doors open at 7:00pm for cocktails and close-up magic. The Bad Boys take the stage at 8:00pm and the show goes until 9:15pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online in advance at https://www.badboysmagic.com. Buy them before they disappear!

DARK PLANET Design Team Announced Photo DARK PLANET Design Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020

Planet Connections' starts out 2020 with announcing it's stellar design team for DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day,' short plays unapologetically looking at life through a clever - albeit caustic - lens. Frank, Funny, Engaging, Engrossing, and Enlightening, Performing Thursdays & Fridays, February 6 - 21, at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, NYC. This event - celebrating the diversity of the performing arts & artists of NYC - will be accompanied by a special Valentine's Day Party hosted by Planet Connections Assistant Artistic Director, Kim Jones. Dark Planet is co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y. Tickets on sale at https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S1R000009tBdMUAU

Robyn Lattaker-Johnson Joins OWN As Head Of Unscripted Development, Programming & Spe Photo Robyn Lattaker-Johnson Joins OWN As Head Of Unscripted Development, Programming & Specials
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that Robyn Lattaker-Johnson is joining the network as Head of OWN Unscripted Development, Programming & Specials. She reports to OWN president, Tina Perry, in this role and will focus on developing a variety of unscripted programs for the network's core African-American female audience.

The Muny Announces 2020 Season Creative Teams Photo The Muny Announces 2020 Season Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.

Casting Set for Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Studio Theatre Photo Casting Set for Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019

Casting is set for Studio Theatre's production of Pipeline, playwright Dominique Morisseau's searing drama about the school-to-prison pipeline and a mother desperately trying to keep her son from becoming ensnared in it. The production runs January 15-February 16, 2020 and is directed by Awoye Timpo. Starring are DC theatre favorite Justin Weaks (Studio's Curve of Departure) as high school student Omari and Andrea Harris Smith making her Studio debut as his mother, public school teacher Nya. In its recent People Issue, Washington City Paper's called Weaks a 'standout,' going on to say: 'D.C. theater audiences love Justin Weaks. ...Weaks came to D.C. for a job about four years ago, not expecting to stay. But he kept getting cast in shows, and lucky for local theatergoers, he's still here.'

Stunning Puppet-Forward Production PACKRAT Premieres At Dixon Place Photo Stunning Puppet-Forward Production PACKRAT Premieres At Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Dixon Place presents Concrete Temple Theater's next multi-media puppet-theater creation PACKRAT, written and directed by Renee Philippi with puppetry design and construction by Carlo Adinolfi and an original score by Lewis Flinn. PACKRAT begins performances on Friday, January 31 for a limited engagement through Friday, February 14. Performances are at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington & Delancey). The performance schedule is Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $19 in advance; $22 at the door. (For Students/Seniors/ID NYC: $17 in advance and $20 at-the-door.) To purchase tickets, visit www.dixonplace.org. The running time is 60 minutes with no intermission; recommended for ages 7 and up.

MR. MEN AND LITTLE MISS ON STAGE Extends UK Tour To 2020 Photo MR. MEN AND LITTLE MISS ON STAGE Extends UK Tour To 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

The UK tour of Mr.Men and Little Miss on stage, having opened at Edinburgh Festival in the Summer is to extend into 2020. The stage adaptation of Roger Hargreaves much loved children's book series will visit a further 18 venues across the UK.

SESAME STREET's Original Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Caroll Spinney, Has Died at A Photo SESAME STREET's Original Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Caroll Spinney, Has Died at Age 85
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney has died at age 85. Spinney was the puppeteer behind characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. He died at his home in Connecticut, after a battle with Dystonia, according to SesameWorkshop.org.

THE AUSTIN PUPPET INCIDENT Begins December 6 Photo THE AUSTIN PUPPET INCIDENT Begins December 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019

The Austin Puppet Incident, presented Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th 2019 at 8pm at the Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St., Austin, TX 78701, features local and national puppet artists performing short, original puppet works for ADULT audiences.

Writers In Performance Present DREAM At Tribeca PAC Photo Writers In Performance Present DREAM At Tribeca PAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

Writers in Performance is a 12-week writing and performance workshop hosted by BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, culminating in two public presentations.  Throughout the course of the workshop, talented actors, playwrights, poets and storytellers have explored writing exercises, theater games, improvisation, movement techniques, and ensemble work in a safe, creative environment. This season, the theme and title of the Writers in Performance show is a?oeDream.a?? Writers in Performance participants are diverse by design; not only in ethnicity, but by age, and experience as well, mixing professionals with students. 

All Star Cast Joins ANOTHER NIGHT IN THE CATSKILLS Photo All Star Cast Joins ANOTHER NIGHT IN THE CATSKILLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

3,000 Off-Broadway Productions proudly presents ANOTHER NIGHT IN THE CATSKILLS a??Hosted by TV's Michael Paul on the Debbie Reynolds Mainstage at the historic El Portal Theatre in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA.  This special two -performance engagement will be presented on Saturday, November 30 at 3pm and 8pm.

PBS to Premiere SESAME STREET: 50 YEARS & STILL SUNNY This December Photo PBS to Premiere SESAME STREET: 50 YEARS & STILL SUNNY This December
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

SESAME STREET: 50 YEARS & STILL SUNNY! is a lively, entertaining and emotionally engaging new documentary special brimming over with music, laughter, tears, celebrity appearances and locally generated viewer content that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic PBS KIDS children's series. Sesame Street is produced by Sesame Workshop, a separate, independent, nonprofit educational organization. Hosted by seven-time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan, SESAME STREET: 50 YEARS & STILL SUNNY! is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning Wednesday, December 4, 2019 (check local listings).

GOBLIN MARKET Will Come to the Hatbox
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

Goblin Market, produced by Not Your Mom's Musical Theater, is coming to the Hatbox Theatre from November 15-24. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for members, seniors and students and $15 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at www.hatboxnh.com.

Robert Cuccioli, Matt Gibson and More Announced in Casting of Goodspeed's A CONNECTIC Photo Robert Cuccioli, Matt Gibson and More Announced in Casting of Goodspeed's A CONNECTICUT CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019

Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.

New York Live Arts Presents In-Process Showing Of Excerpts From Live Feed Artist Chri Photo New York Live Arts Presents In-Process Showing Of Excerpts From Live Feed Artist Christopher Williams' NARCISSUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

New York Live Arts' Live Feed creative residency and commissioning program presents a studio showing of new work in development by Christoper Williams, Wednesday, November 6th, 2019, at 8:00pm.

New Jim Henson Company Puppet Talk Show in the Works at Disney+ Photo New Jim Henson Company Puppet Talk Show in the Works at Disney+
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019

Deadline reports that the Jim Henson Company will team up with Disney+ to produce a new puppet talk show.

Bret McKenzie Sets EMMET'S OTTER JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS Adaptation Photo Bret McKenzie Sets EMMET'S OTTER JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2019

Variety reports that Bret McKenzie, half of 'Flight of the Conchords,' will write the music and script for his upcoming adaptation of β€œEmmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas.'

Cynthia Erivo to be Honored at the 2019 HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS Photo Cynthia Erivo to be Honored at the 2019 HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

The Hollywood Film Awards is proud to announce that multi-hyphenate, award-winning stars Shia LaBeouf, Taron Egerton, Cynthia Erivo and Olivia Wilde will be honored for their standout contributions to film this year at the 23rd Annual a?oeHollywood Film Awards.a?? LaBeouf (a?oeHoney Boya??) will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakthrough Screenwriter Award,a?? for his revelatory telling of his own turbulent childhood. For his uncanny portrayal of the legendary Elton John, Egerton (a?oeRocketmana??) will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakout Actor Award.a?? Erivo (a?oeHarrieta??), who stepped into the shoes of the heroic Harriet Tubman with unwavering strength and dedication, will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakout Actress Award.a?? And Wilde (a?oeBooksmarta??) will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakthrough Director Awarda?? for her critically-acclaimed directorial debut of a film that is certain to become a classic for the ages.  Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host the ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.

Programme Announced For The London International Mime Festival Photo Programme Announced For The London International Mime Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

For 2020, the 44th year of London's annual festival of contemporary visual theatre, 10 overseas companies join 8 British groups, including 4 LIMF co-commissioned productions: This Time, a tender take on relationships and ageing from aerial theatre company Ockham's Razor; Romancing the Apocalypse from multi award winning dance duo Thick & Tight; Dead Good, a funny and poignant story of dying from full mask theatre company Vamos Theatre; and the story of one of showbiz's long overlooked partnerships, The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel performed by Told by an Idiot at new festival venue, the iconic Wilton's Music Hall.

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