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BAX Announces 2017-18 Artist in Residence & Space Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

BAX is proud to welcome 2017-18 Artists in Residence (AIR) and Space Grant recipients. This group of artists embodies a vision, promise, and deep commitment to investigative practices in line with their and BAX's core values. Together, we are making space for bold and challenging work that asks deep questions about our ever-changing world and our place in this world.

The Kitchen Presents AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

For the first time in two decades, The Kitchen will present a new edition of the acclaimed performance series And That's How the Rent Gets Paid, written by downtown legends Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez. For three nights only (tonight, July 14, through July 16), Weiss and Martinez's thrilling serial drama, which follows a charming serial killer through the queer underbelly of New York City, will be brought to life by director and producer Brooke O'Harra with Kate Valk and Nicky Paraiso. The three-day marathon performance features an eclectic group of 50 performers including David Cale, Jennifer Miller, Keith McDermott, Becca Blackwell, Jess Barbagallo, Moe Angelos and Mark Bennett, among others. Weiss will appear in the production, in various cameo performances, throughout the three-day run.

The Kitchen to Present AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID, 7/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

For the first time in two decades, The Kitchen will present a new edition of the acclaimed performance series And That's How the Rent Gets Paid, written by downtown legends Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez. For three nights only (July 14-16), Weiss and Martinez's thrilling serial drama, which follows a charming serial killer through the queer underbelly of New York City, will be brought to life by director and producer Brooke O'Harra with Kate Valk and Nicky Paraiso. The three-day marathon performance features an eclectic group of 50 performers including David Cale, Jennifer Miller, Keith McDermott, Becca Blackwell, Jess Barbagallo, Moe Angelos and Mark Bennett, among others. Weiss will appear in the production, in various cameo performances, throughout the three-day run.

Jim Nue's THE FLOATONES Set for 20th Anniversary Revival at La MaMa, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, today, May 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010.

Jim Nue's THE FLOATONES Set for 20th Anniversary Revival at La MaMa, 5/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010.

La MaMa to Revive THE FLOATONES in Honor of its 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

In Jim Neu's musical 'The Floatones,' four rather strange characters meet at their encounter group and decide the best way to get better is through show business. They form a vocal quartet on the cutting edge of a new fusion between entertainment and self-help. Their night club act shares their group insights in speech and song, interweaving their individual stories, creating a post-Chorus Line. 'The Floatones' debuted in 1995 and will be revived by La MaMa E.T.C. on the play's 20th anniversary, March 1 to 10, 2015 co-directed by Catherine Galasso and Keith McDermott. It is the first production of a Jim Neu play since his death in 2010.

I COULD SAY MORE Begins Performances Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

I COULD SAY MORE -- a new play by Chuck Blasius -- will be given its world-premiere production Off-Broadway, with previews starting tonight, January 10, 2014 prior to an official press opening night on Monday, January 13 at Hudson Guild Theatre (441 W. 26 St.) in Manhattan.

I COULD SAY MORE to Begin Performances 1/10 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

I COULD SAY MORE -- a new play by Chuck Blasius -- will be given its world-premiere production Off-Broadway, with previews starting Friday, January 10, 2014 prior to an official press opening night on Monday, January 13 at Hudson Guild Theatre (441 W. 26 St.) in Manhattan.

Keith McDermott, Robert Gomes & More to Lead World Premiere of Chuck Blasius' I COULD SAY MORE at Hudson Guild Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Set in a Long Island summer beach house, I COULD SAY MORE will debut this winter with a cast featuring such noted actors as Keith McDermott (Broadway's original EQUUS), Robert Gomes (THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO on Broadway), Grant James Varjas (33 VARIATIONS/playwright 33 TO NOTHING), Chuck Blasius (ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR), Brett Douglas (MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING), Monique Vukovic (GOD'S EAR, PETER AND VANDY), Kate Hodge (GOOD PEOPLE, DINNER WITH FRIENDS), Frank Delessio (THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH) and Brandon Smalls (ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA, NY Fringe). The production is directed by the playwright.

Photo Flash: Accidentally Like a Martyr At Paradise Factory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

Accidentally Like a Martyr, a new play by Grant James Varjas about a group of gay men coming to grips with life and aging in the 21st century, will be given its world-premiere production Off-Broadway with preview performances beginning Dec. 15 prior to an official press opening Dec. 19 at Paradise Factory (64 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan.

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR Plays at Paradise Factory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2011

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR, a new play by Grant James Varjas about a group of gay men coming to grips with life and aging in the 21st century, will be given its world-premiere production Off-Broadway with preview performances beginning Dec. 15 prior to an official press opening Dec. 19 at Paradise Factory (64 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. The play is directed by Mr. Varjas.

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR Plays at Paradise Factory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2011

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR, a new play by Grant James Varjas about a group of gay men coming to grips with life and aging in the 21st century, will be given its world-premiere production Off-Broadway with preview performances beginning Dec. 15 prior to an official press opening Dec. 19 at Paradise Factory (64 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. The play is directed by Mr. Varjas.

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR Plays at Paradise Factory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2011

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR, a new play by Grant James Varjas about a group of gay men coming to grips with life and aging in the 21st century, will be given its world-premiere production Off-Broadway with preview performances beginning Dec. 15 prior to an official press opening Dec. 19 at Paradise Factory (64 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. The play is directed by Mr. Varjas.

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR Plays at Paradise Factory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2011

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR, a new play by Grant James Varjas about a group of gay men coming to grips with life and aging in the 21st century, will be given its world-premiere production Off-Broadway with preview performances beginning Dec. 15 prior to an official press opening Dec. 19 at Paradise Factory (64 E. 4 St.) in Manhattan. The play is directed by Mr. Varjas.

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR Closes At The Wild Project Today, June 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2010

Grant James Varjas's new play ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR will be presented at The Wild Project June 23 through June 26. ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR takes place in a gay bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where a group of men from different backgrounds and generations talk, joke and drink their way through a slow and lonely winter evening. Old secrets are revealed and old wounds re-opened in a serio-comic play inspired and influenced by Mart Crowley's 'The Boys in the Band' and Tennessee Williams's 'Small Craft Warnings.'

ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR Opens At The Wild Project Today, June 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

Grant James Varjas's new play ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR will be presented at The Wild Project June 23 through June 26. ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR takes place in a gay bar on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where a group of men from different backgrounds and generations talk, joke and drink their way through a slow and lonely winter evening. Old secrets are revealed and old wounds re-opened in a serio-comic play inspired and influenced by Mart Crowley's 'The Boys in the Band' and Tennessee Williams's 'Small Craft Warnings.'

GPR Records to sponsor Haiku Twitter Contest In Celebration of POETIC LICENSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

GPR Records, the new CD label specializing in Broadway, classical, spoken word and children's music, is sponsoring a poetry contest that will take place on Twitter, called TwItsPoetic, to celebrate National Poetry Month and the release of their first CD Poetic License: 100 Poems by 100 Performers.

Photo Coverage: 'Poetic License' Release Celebration
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 5, 2010

Glen Roven, Peter Fitzgerald, and Richard Cohen recently announced the formation of a new CD label, GPR Records, (www.GPRRecords.com), which will record and distribute Broadway, classical, spoken word, and children's music. GPR aims to surprise listeners with recordings that are both unusual and entertaining. Last night on April 4th, the group presented 'Poetic License: 100 Poems by 100 Performers' at The Bowery in celebration of the release of its first recording. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the event.

Errico, Seldes, et. al Join 'POETIC LICENSE: 100 Poems by 100 Performers' at The Bowery, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2010

Glen Roven, Peter Fitzgerald, and Richard Cohen recently announced the formation of a new CD label, GPR Records, (www.GPRRecords.com) which will record and distribute Broadway, classical, spoken word, and children's music. GPR aims to surprise listeners with recordings that are both unusual and entertaining. On April 4th, the group will present 'POETIC LICENSE: 100 Poems by 100 Performers' at The Bowery.

STAGE TUBE: Poetic License - Jason Alexander
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2010

GPR Records' first release will be 'Poetic License' featuring 100 poems read by 100 performers of the stage and screen. The CD will be released on April 2nd in celebration of National Poetry Month and will be available on Amazon.com and on itunes. There has never been a spoken word recording that has included so many performers reading such a wide variety of poetry, each selection a personal choice of the performer. GPR Records is presenting this collection in hopes of inspiring audiences with a new appreciation of the spoken word.

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