Photo Flash: Inside The 2019 Bessie Awards!Photo Flash: Inside The 2019 Bessie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

Over 800 artists and supporters of the New York dance community had gathered to celebrate the nominees, winners, and The Bessies' 35th anniversary gala event on Monday, October 14. Obie and Bessie Award-winning performance artist Justin Vivian Bond hosted this year's ceremony, which was held at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer/Performer Justin Sayre Horror-ibly Camps in RAVENSWOOD MANORBWW Interview: Writer/Performer Justin Sayre Horror-ibly Camps in RAVENSWOOD MANOR
by Gil Kaan - Oct 15, 2019

Justin Sayre's camp-horror-soap-opera, twelve-episode serial RAVENSWOOD MANOR will take the Celebration Theatre stage beginning October 17, 2019 for a six-week run. Novelist/playwright/TV scripter/performer/host Justin took some time to answer a few of my questioning queries on his various functions as novelist/playwright/TV scripter/performer/host. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Dancer Gabrielle Hamilton Named 'Outstanding Performer' At The Bessie AwardsOKLAHOMA! Dancer Gabrielle Hamilton Named 'Outstanding Performer' At The Bessie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

Oklahoma dancer, Gabrielle Hamilton wins a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer! (more...)

BWW Review: JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND: UNDER THE INFLUENCE  at Joe's PubBWW Review: JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND: UNDER THE INFLUENCE at Joe's Pub
by Brady Schwind - Sep 29, 2019

Justin Vivian Bond pays tribute at Joe's Pub (more...)

Darrian Ford to Take the Stage at Birdland TheaterDarrian Ford to Take the Stage at Birdland Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

Birdland Theater presents Darrian Ford singing selections from his album, NEW STANDARDS (which gives a nod to the classics of the Standards genre, but moreover, is a personal statement), and other exemplary gems. (more...)

Katharine Mehrling Returns to Joe's Pub on Oct. 5Katharine Mehrling Returns to Joe's Pub on Oct. 5
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Celebrated star of the Berlin stage Katharine Mehrling returns to Joe's Pub on Saturday, October 5 at 7pm. The performance follows her smash hit New York concert debut last year, where she stopped the show with four standing ovations. (more...)

Host Justin Vivian Bond, Presenters, And Performers Announced For 35th Annual Bessie AwardsHost Justin Vivian Bond, Presenters, And Performers Announced For 35th Annual Bessie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today that Obie and Bessie Award winner Justin Vivian Bond, hailed by The New Yorker as “the best cabaret artist of their generation,' will host the 2019 awards ceremony. The performers and award presenters were also revealed. (more...)

Queer|Art|Film's Fall 2019 Season Announced At IFC CenterQueer|Art|Film's Fall 2019 Season Announced At IFC Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Queer|Art, New York City's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to announce a special Fall season of Queer|Art|Film at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd St.), September 16-December 2. Organized by guest curators Vivian Crockett, Camilo Godoy, and Carlos Mottaa?"the season, titled Chicas y Fantasmas, explores the shells we inhabit to move through the world. Presented by four contemporary Latinx artists, the season assembles a fierce ensemble of showgirls, cyborgs, glam rockers, and two Chicana teens who defy gendered expectations, ableist norms, and society's limitations to actualize their own self-constructed identities and shape a vision of the world in which they want to live. A full itinerary follows. All screenings begin at 8pm. (more...)

Full Line-Up Of Artists Announced For Fringe Festival Pop-Up Cabaret BarFull Line-Up Of Artists Announced For Fringe Festival Pop-Up Cabaret Bar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

The Bearded Ladies, Opera Philadelphia, and FringeArts are pleased to announce the full line-up of performers for the 'Late Night Snacks,' the one-of-a-kind pop-up cabaret bar created in partnership with Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs The inclusive, welcoming environment will open on September 7, 2019 at a refitted industrial space at 1316 S. Percy Street, Philadelphia, and feature programming Tuesday to Sunday through September 29, 2019. (more...)

Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents TREASURE By Machine DazzleWorks & Process At The Guggenheim Presents TREASURE By Machine Dazzle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents TREASURE by Machine DazzleWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Presents TREASURE by Machine Dazzle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Treasure by Machine Dazzle, made-to-measure for the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed theater at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on the occasion of New York Fashion Week. (more...)

Fringe Festival Pop-Up Cabaret Bar to Feature World-Renowned Artists and Cocktails in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

The Bearded Ladies, Philadelphia's experimental cabaret group, has teamed up with Opera Philadelphia, FringeArts, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs to present a one-of-a-kind pop-up bar which will feature nightly performances from some of the world's most renowned cabaret artists, along with cocktails and an inclusive, welcoming environment. "Late Night Snacks" will open on September 7, 2019 at a refitted industrial space at 1316 S. Percy Street, Philadelphia, and feature programming Tuesday to Sunday through September 29, 2019. (more...)

Dixon Place Presents HOT! - The 28th Annual NYC Celebration Of Queer CultureDixon Place Presents HOT! - The 28th Annual NYC Celebration Of Queer Culture
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Hailed as "The best LBGTQ Theater Festival in New York" by The Village Voice, HOT! The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture returns to Dixon Place for its 27th season. The oldest festival of its kind in the world, HOT showcases over 100 artists' most daring new work in theatre, dance, music, puppetry, literature, visual arts, and homoeroticism for the whole family! Tickets, ranging from free to $21, can be purchased from the Festival page at http://dixonplace.org/category/hot-festival/. All performances are at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, in Manhattan's lower east side. (more...)

Public Theater Announces Additional Casting For Free Public Forum: QUEER & NOWPublic Theater Announces Additional Casting For Free Public Forum: QUEER & NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced additional casting today for the special, free one-night-only event, PUBLIC FORUM: QUEER & NOW, on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and WorldPride in New York City, Public Forum adds its voice to the chorus of LGBTQ+ artists, activists, and organizers fighting for a better tomorrow, today. (more...)

Photo Flash: 7th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS At Joe's PubPhoto Flash: 7th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

The seventh annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Sayre - featured the musical talents of two time Tony Award-nominee Christine Andreas (My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!), Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander, 'LA to Vegas'), Brittain Ashford (The Great Comet of 1812), Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening, The Book of Mormon), Julian Fleisher (New York Public Radio), Molly Pope (Cafe Caryle, Adelaide Festival), Kat Cunning (HBO's 'The Deuce,' Company XIV), and Amber Martin (John Cameron Mitchell's The Origin of Love). (more...)

Queer|Art Presents New Edition Of AFTER MENTORSHIP Opening this WeekQueer|Art Presents New Edition Of AFTER MENTORSHIP Opening this Week
by Sarah Hookey - May 22, 2019

Queer|Art, New York City's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, presents a new edition of the After Mentorship series as part of the Food for Thought program at Danspace Project (131 E 10th St, New York, NY) with two evenings of performances by Neil Goldberg & David Antonio Cruz (May 23) and Angela Dufresne & Kerry Downey (May 24).  (more...)

Isaac Mizrahi Returns To Café Carlyle with Special Guests Ana Gasteyer, Patricia Marx & Roz Chast, And Justin Vivian BondIsaac Mizrahi Returns To Café Carlyle with Special Guests Ana Gasteyer, Patricia Marx & Roz Chast, And Justin Vivian Bond
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Isaac Mizrahi returns to Cafe Carlyle for three special performances titled Isaac & on June 10, June 17, and June 24. (more...)

Brittain Ashford, Matt Doyle, and More to Celebrate Judy GarlandBrittain Ashford, Matt Doyle, and More to Celebrate Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

The seventh annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Sayre - will feature the musical talents of two time Tony Award-nominee Christine Andreas (My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!), Nathan Lee Graham(Zoolander, "LA to Vegas"), Brittain Ashford (The Great Comet of 1812), Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening, The Book of Mormon), Julian Fleisher (New York Public Radio), Molly Pope (Cafe Caryle, Adelaide Festival), Kat Cunning (HBO's "The Deuce," Company XIV), and Amber Martin(John Cameron Mitchell's The Origin of Love). (more...)

Queer|Art|Film's Summer Season AnnouncedQueer|Art|Film's Summer Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

Queer|Art, New York City's home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to announce the Summer 2019 season of Queer|Art|Film at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd St.), May 13-August 26. Curated by filmmakers Ira Sachs and Adam Baran, the season features films about (and starring) fierce, funny, and fabulous women, presented by a multigenerational lineup of queer drag icons, playwrights, and performance artists. (more...)

Isaac Mizrahi Returns To Café Carlyle For Three Special Performances With Ana Gasteyer, Andrew Rannells, and Justin Vivian BondIsaac Mizrahi Returns To Café Carlyle For Three Special Performances With Ana Gasteyer, Andrew Rannells, and Justin Vivian Bond
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

Isaac Mizrahi returns to Cafe Carlyle for three special performances titled Isaac & on June 10, June 17, and June 24. Isaac's previous three residencies in the room were sellouts, receiving widespread critical acclaim. He'll be joined by his band of jazz musicians, led by Ben Waltzer, for an evening of eclectic tunes and charming storytelling. Each night a well-known friend will join him on stage for a few songs and banter. With a fresh stock of swag items to re-gift to audience members and a wealth of commentary on everything from prescription drugs to obsession with social media, audiences are sure to be delighted by this "founding father of Alt Cabaret," according to the New York Times. (more...)

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