Joe's Pub Names Alex Knowlton New DirectorJoe's Pub Names Alex Knowlton New Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

This September, Joe's Pub at The Public kicks off its 20th Anniversary year, celebrating two decades of presenting the best in live music and performance nightly with a commitment to diversity, production values, community, and artistic freedom. The fall season is comprised of Joe's Pub debuts like Max Vernon and The Tiger Lillies; familiar faces like Justin Vivian Bond, John Kelly, and Shaina Taub; and two New York Voices commissions: Refrigerated Dreams, a collaboration from Nona Hendryx and Carrie Mae Weems, and Murray Hill's About To Break, directed by Scott Wittman. There will also be a change in leadership at Joe's Pub - Alex Knowlton will become Director of Joe's Pub, as Shanta Thake will inaugurate a new role at The Public Theater as Senior Director of Artistic Programs. (more...)

MEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD Wins Sunday In A LandslideMEET THE PRESS WITH CHUCK TODD Wins Sunday In A Landslide
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

 “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” (MTP) won Sunday, August 12th in a landslide as the #1 most-watched Sunday show across the board, beating the competition by nearly one million viewers each, according to Nielsen Media Research data. (more...)

Queer|Art Announces Fall Season Of Queer|Art|Film At IFC CenterQueer|Art Announces Fall Season Of Queer|Art|Film At IFC Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Queer|Art, the New York City-based non-profit supporting the creative and professional development of LGBTQ artists, is pleased to announce the Fall 2018 season of Queer|Art|Film at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd St.), September 17-December 3. Curated by filmmakers Ira Sachs, Adam Baran, and Vanessa Haroutunian, the season brings together an eclectic mix of independent, experimental, and Hollywood cinema, presented by a multigenerational lineup of queer visual artists, poets, composers, and cinema legends. A highlight of the season is a special experimental shorts program on the evening of December 3 (organized with legendary experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer), which coincides with the announcement of the winner of the 2018 Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant. A full itinerary follows. All screenings begin at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Gift Theatre's COSMOLOGIESPhoto Flash: First Look at The Gift Theatre's COSMOLOGIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to conclude its 17th season with the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*, playing October 19 - December 9, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Baruch Performing Arts Center Announces 2018/2019 SeasonBaruch Performing Arts Center Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Baruch Performing Arts Center announces their 2018/2019 season, featuring premieres by composers Huang Ruo, Gregory Spears, and the late Matt Marks, and choreographer Dusan Týnek. The season includes the 27th year of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives series, a 5th Anniversary celebration of the CUNY Dance Initiative, and work in progress by veteran writer-performer Penny Arcade. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/. All performances take place at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves.) (more...)

Baruch Performing Arts Center Announces 2018/2019 SeasonBaruch Performing Arts Center Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Baruch Performing Arts Center announces their 2018/2019 season, featuring premieres by composers Huang Ruo, Gregory Spears, and the late Matt Marks, and choreographer Dusan Týnek. The season includes the 27th year of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives series, a 5th Anniversary celebration of the CUNY Dance Initiative, and work in progress by veteran writer-performer Penny Arcade. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/. All performances take place at 55 Lexington Ave. (enter 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves.) (more...)

The Gift Theatre Presents David Rabe's COSMOLOGIES This FallThe Gift Theatre Presents David Rabe's COSMOLOGIES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to conclude its 17th season with the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*, playing October 19 - December 9, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available by calling the Gift's box office at (773) 283-7071 or visiting thegifttheatre.org. The press opening is Sunday, October 28 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting For David Rabe's COSMOLOGIESThe Gift Theatre Announces Casting For David Rabe's COSMOLOGIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to announce casting for the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*.  (more...)

Kiki Ball Closes Out Performance Space New York's East Village SeriesKiki Ball Closes Out Performance Space New York's East Village Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Performance Space New York closes out its by-turns pensive, provocative, and radically festive East Village Series with The Independence Day Ball, a Kiki ball from the organization's neighbors at Alliance for Positive Change (June 29). (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2018 Raises $1.6 MillionChicago Shakespeare's GALA 2018 Raises $1.6 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrated GALA 2018 on Friday, June 8, 2018, raising $1.6 million for the Chicago Shakespeare in Classrooms and Communities initiatives-which include the Tony Award-winning Theater's nationally recognized education programs and free citywide Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists Presents Lily Mooney's EMPTY THREATSPhoto Flash: The Neo-Futurists Presents Lily Mooney's EMPTY THREATS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The Neo-Futurists present Ensemble Member Lily Mooney's Empty Threats, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, in her directorial debut with The Neo-Futurists, playing at 5153 N. Ashland Ave., June 7 - July 14. Previews are Thursday, June 7 - Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m., with opening night Monday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. The running time is currently 90 minutes. Performances run Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay-what-you-can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at neofuturists.org or 773.275.5255. (more...)

Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child Joins GREASE in TorontoMichelle Williams of Destiny's Child Joins GREASE in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

In a tradition that started in 1978 with Frankie Avalon, Grease: The Musical announces its fifth special cameo appearance by Grammy-Award singer/songwriter Michelle Williams who will join the other celebrity teen idols: Mark Ballas, George Canyon, Logan Henderson and Drake Bell -- in the iconic role of 'Teen Angel'. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Gift Theatre Presents Shakespeare Classic HAMLETPhoto Flash: The Gift Theatre Presents Shakespeare Classic HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to continue its 17th season with William Shakespeare's HAMLET. Directed by guest artist Monty Cole, this production of the Bard's great tragedy will crack open the mind of one of western drama's most fascinating and complex characters. HAMLET will play June 1 - July 29, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. (more...)

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents Dan Gordon's MURDER IN THE FIRSTThe Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park Presents Dan Gordon's MURDER IN THE FIRST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Dan Gordon drama, 'Murder in the First', from June 8-18, 2018. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting for HAMLETThe Gift Theatre Announces Casting for HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The Gift Theatre is pleased to announce casting for William Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by guest artist Monty Cole. The Gift's production of the Bard's great tragedy will crack open the mind of one of western drama's most fascinating and complex characters.  (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Announces GALA 2018Chicago Shakespeare Announces GALA 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrates GALA 2018 on Friday, June 8, 2018 across the company's multi-faceted complex on Navy Pier. Funds raised will benefit the Chicago Shakespeare in Classrooms and Communities initiatives-which includes the Tony Award-winning Theater's nationally recognized education programs and free citywide Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour. Chicago Shakespeare will present the Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to Civic Honorees Marilynn and Carl Thoma and Artistic Honoree John Lithgow. Guests will enjoy a one-night-only performance in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, featuring Tony and Grammy Award-winner Heather Headley and The Voice all-star Chris Mann. (more...)

Photo Flash: Strawdog Theatre Company's World Premiere Of DAMASCUS Opens May 21Photo Flash: Strawdog Theatre Company's World Premiere Of DAMASCUS Opens May 21
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast and creative team for the final production in the 2017 - 2018 season, Bennett Fisher's Damascus directed by Cody Estle, May 11 - June 23, at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. The Access Performance, featuring audio description, open captioning and a Touch Tour is Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m., with Industry Night Monday, June 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Ishmael Houston-Jones' THEM Returns To Performance Space New York, June 21-28Ishmael Houston-Jones' THEM Returns To Performance Space New York, June 21-28
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Performance Space New York's East Village Series, the first themed series under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director Jenny Schlenzka, has reexamined the audacious origins of the organization and the communities that formed around it. In 1986, choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones, composer/guitarist Chris Cochrane, writer Dennis Cooper, and an ensemble of dancers performed the first full version of THEM, an unblinking interdisciplinary work of scored improvisational dance, spoken text, and guitar, at what was then Performance Space 122. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces Its Cast And Team For DAMASCUSStrawdog Theatre Company Announces Its Cast And Team For DAMASCUS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast and creative team for the final production in the 2017 - 2018 season, Bennett Fisher's Damascus directed by Cody Estle, May 11 - June 23, at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Debuts at Baryshnikov Arts Center for Sixth Consecutive New York Season10 Hairy Legs Debuts at Baryshnikov Arts Center for Sixth Consecutive New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

10 Hairy Legs, the all male repertory dance company, dèbuts at Baryshnikov Arts Center for its sixth consecutive New York Season for four performances June 7 -10. The program features World Premieres by Bessie Award Nominee and company member Nicholas Sciscione, and Yin Yue. Works by Al Blackstone, Raja Feather Kelly and Christopher Williams complete the program. Sciscione will perform his solo work and Ofer Pelz his original composition at all performances. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for Students and Groups of 10 or more through 10HL.org. (more...)

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