Joey Arias News

Thelma Houston's MY MOTOWN MEMORIES & MORE!' Re-Scheduled at Nate Holden Performing Arts CenterThelma Houston's MY MOTOWN MEMORIES & MORE!' Re-Scheduled at Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents and the City of Los Angeles have announced that Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Motown legend Thelma Houston in her show My Motown Memories & More! has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 15 at 7:30pm at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. All previously purchased Ford Amphitheatre tickets will be honored for the new date. (more...)

Sven Ratzke to Debut HOMME FATALE at Joe's PubSven Ratzke to Debut HOMME FATALE at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Sven Ratzke, the transgressive European Entertainer Extraordinaire, will return to Joe's Pub at the Public with a brand new show, Homme Fatale, for two performances only on October 25 at 9:30 PM and October 27 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham and Chris Mann to Headline 5th Annual BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford TheatresCarole J. Bufford, David Burnham and Chris Mann to Headline 5th Annual BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents and the City of Los Angeles have announced the fifth annual Broadway Under the Stars event, a one-night-only concert starring (in alphabetical order) Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham, and Chris Mann, with additional performers still to be announced. (more...)

Kenyon Phillips to Star in NIGHT OF A THOUSAND ACID QUEENS at Joe's PubKenyon Phillips to Star in NIGHT OF A THOUSAND ACID QUEENS at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Kenyon Phillips, known for his inventive blend of orchestral rock, surrealist theater and interactive cabaret, will produce and star in a different kind of rock opera on Monday, September 11, 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Latin Grammy Award nominee Quattrosound, singer/trumpeter Johnny Britt, and comic Michael Colyar will be special guests when Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Motown legend Thelma Houston brings her show My Motown Memories & More! to the Ford Theatres in Hollywood for one show only on Sunday, August 27, at 8pm. (more...)

Festival d'Avignon Director Olivier Py to Make Rare U.S. Appearance as 'Miss Knife' at BAMFestival d'Avignon Director Olivier Py to Make Rare U.S. Appearance as 'Miss Knife' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

By day, one of the most respected stage directors, actors, writers, and impresarios in Europe; by night, a cabaret chanteuse expunging life's pain and love's agony-this unusual artistic double identity comes together when the director of Festival d'Avignon Olivier Py makes a rare US stage appearance in Olivier Py Sings Les Premiers Adieux de Miss Knife. (more...)

Basil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks OnlyBasil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE - the singularly inspired creation by the designer, director and performer, master puppeteer Basil Twist, set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz - will return to New York City on the occasion of the ground-breaking work's 20th anniversary starting March 29, 2018 prior to opening night on April 3 at HERE (145 Sixth Ave.), it is announced by HERE's Artistic and Producing Directors Kristin Marting and Kim Whitener, and Barbara Busackino, HERE's Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tandem Otter Productions, Mr. Twist's production company. HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE's return to HERE, its original home, on the occasion of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Joey Arias Stars in STILL MISBEHAVIN'Joey Arias Stars in STILL MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, fashion icon and drag artist Joey Arias premieres a new intimate show with piano and voice at MA4. Accompanied by jazz pianist Peter Smith, Arias takes you on a musical journey highlighting his own musical inspirations, from The Beatles to, of course, Billie Holiday to whom he has long been compared. (more...)

Kenyon Phillips to Return to Joe's Pub with UNISEX SALONKenyon Phillips to Return to Joe's Pub with UNISEX SALON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Kenyon Phillips, known for his inventive blend of orchestral rock, surrealist theater and interactive cabaret, will follow the sold-out April 30 debut of his new improvisational variety series at Joe's Pub, the musical outpost of downtown Manhattan's storied Public Theater, with an all-new installment of Unisex Salon with Kenyon Phillips on July 23, 2017. The genre-hopping musician, actor and writer will continue the series with a schedule of performances at Joe's Pub to follow into the spring of 2018. (more...)

Thelma Houston Brings MY MOTOWN, MEMORIES & MORE! to Ford TheatresThelma Houston Brings MY MOTOWN, MEMORIES & MORE! to Ford Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Motown legend Thelma Houston will bring her show My Motown, Memories & More! to the Ford Theatres in Hollywood for one show only on Sunday, August 27, at 8pm. (more...)

James Snyder and More to Highlight Chris Isaacson Presents' Summer LineupJames Snyder and More to Highlight Chris Isaacson Presents' Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of summer entertainment, beginning with Chris Mann (star of NBC-TV's The Voice), and continuing with Broadway leading man James Snyder, Electro Jazz and pop chanteuse Maya, Joey Arias: Still Misbehavin', and Grammy Award-winning Motown legend Thelma Houston. (more...)

Joey Arias to Headline STILL MISBEHAVIN at Martinis Above FourthJoey Arias to Headline STILL MISBEHAVIN at Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, fashion icon and drag artist Joey Arias premieres a new intimate show with piano and voice at MA4.  Accompanied by jazz pianist Peter Smith, Arias takes you on a musical journey highlighting his own musical inspirations, from The Beatles to, of course, Billie Holiday to whom he has long been compared. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's CreatorBWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sherry Vine & Joey Arias Chat About the Evolution of Drag and Their Stripped-Down New Show at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Interview: Sherry Vine & Joey Arias Chat About the Evolution of Drag and Their Stripped-Down New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 5, 2017

Between the two of them, drag icons Sherry Vine and Joey Arias have more than 50 years of performing experience combined. Not only that, but their working relationship and enduring friendship began more than 20 years ago. Though they've toured with one another around the world over the years, it's been a few years since they've teamed up for a big show in New York, where they first met. Thankfully, the legendary divas will reunite onstage in the city for a new show at Feinstein's/54 Below, as part of Garth Schilling's (also known as Miss Vodka Stinger) drag-themed Thursday night series called LATE NIGHT DRAG. The run will also include Cacophony Daniels, Marti Gould Cummings, Varla Jean Merman, Ray DeForest, RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE star Alexis Michelle, and Miss Vodka Stinger herself with the Martha Rayes. Prior to Vine and Arias' show, the pair pressed pause on their first day of rehearsal to speak with us over the phone about their individual careers, more than two decades of collaboration, and reuniting onstage in the city that brought them together. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Purple Carpet for Opening Night of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYPhoto Coverage: On the Purple Carpet for Opening Night of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Walter McBride - Apr 24, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory opened just last night at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). BroadwayWolrd was on hand for the special night and we're taking you to the red purple carpet below! (more...)

WE WANT IT DARKER Premiers at The Slipper Room, Wednesday 4/26WE WANT IT DARKER Premiers at The Slipper Room, Wednesday 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Conceived in part as a response to the current climate, WE WANT IT DARKER is a dreamy portrait of the surreal. Through solo and collaborative work, with live music, theremin, glass walking, burlesque and aerial performances, we explore what is in the midst of the darkness.  (more...)

Kenyon Phillips to Launch UNISEX SALON at Joe's Pub This SpringKenyon Phillips to Launch UNISEX SALON at Joe's Pub This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Following a series of sold-out performances at Joe's Pub and The Box over the past year, the genre-hopping musician, actor and writer will launch Unisex Salon with Kenyon Phillips on April 30, 2017, with a schedule of performances to follow into the spring of 2018. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Launches Late Night Drag Series with Miss Vodka Stinger, Cacophany Daniels & MoreFeinstein's/54 Below Launches Late Night Drag Series with Miss Vodka Stinger, Cacophany Daniels & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

After years of presenting some of New York's most beloved and fabulous drag performers, Feinstein's/54 Below launches an ongoing Late Night Drag Series. Curated by Garth Schilling (also known to the drag community as Miss Vodka Stinger), the new Late Night Drag Series features a rotating roster of up-and-coming and legendary New York City drag performers on select Thursday nights at 11:30PM with $20 tickets and a two-drink minimum. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith have announced that A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: A Radical Fairy Realness Ritual by Taylor Mac and Matt Ray is the 2017 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

Photo Coverage: La MaMa Celebrates 55th Season with BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE GalaPhoto Coverage: La MaMa Celebrates 55th Season with BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE Gala
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2016

La MaMa just celebrated its 55th season with a singular Gala Event like no other last night, November 10, at La MaMa Annex (66 E.4 St.). The Grammy-winning, co-author of the Tony-winning musical THE COLOR PURPLE and legendary party-hostess Allee Willis threw one of her renowned bashes, created especially as a benefit for La MaMa: BADEYA BABY! or HOW I LEARNED TO LOVE THE THEATRE.  (more...)

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