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BWW Interview: Paul Rabenowitz on Starting The Assembly Improv South Africa Photo BWW Interview: Paul Rabenowitz on Starting The Assembly Improv South Africa
by Lindsay Kruger - Mar 4, 2021

Joining a global community with sister schools in Toronto, Mexico City and Amsterdam, The Assembly Improv South Africa welcomes an international cast of 'improvisers, clowns and performers' to flaunt their comedic skills in this weekend's launch show. Founded by performer and teacher Paul Rabenowitz, he tells BroadwayWorld South Africa of what to expect from this new improv venture.

MOONSTRUCK Comes to Bad Dog Theatre Photo MOONSTRUCK Comes to Bad Dog Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 29, 2020

The Toronto Fringe hit Moonstruck, by Paloma Nu√Īez and Sarah Hillier, returns for monthly shows at Bad Dog Theatre starting Sunday, March 1, 2020. Moonstruck is an improvised comedy show that is inspired by an audience members dream.

Bad Dog Comedy Theatre Releases January Schedule Photo Bad Dog Comedy Theatre Releases January Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2019

Bad Dog Comedy Theatre has released information on their upcoming events & shows ((875 Bloor St. W. - upstairs)

Ninth Annual Detroit Improv Festival Brings Big Names To Detroit Photo Ninth Annual Detroit Improv Festival Brings Big Names To Detroit
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 30, 2019

Top names in sketch and improvisational will converge on Ferndale August 7-10 in the ninth annual Detroit Improv Festival. Headlined by Paul F. Tompkins, The 313, Flying Chuck, and more, this year's festival will take place over four venues in Ferndale and Hamtramck. With more than 60 improv troupes from across the US and Canada performing in more than 20 shows, there will be something for everyone.

Single Tickets for the 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival Now On Sale Photo Single Tickets for the 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival Now On Sale
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces the onsale of single tickets for its 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival. Over the course of two days (July 12 and 13), thousands of people will travel to this destination event to see some of the world's best improvisers from across the United States and as far as Canada and the United Kingdom. The premier Festival of its kind in the southeast United States, the 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival presents 27 performances by over 90 artists in just 48 hours. Single tickets for this year's Festival headliner, Quartet, are now on sale for $25 each. Single tickets to all other performances are just $8-10 each. All Festival tickets and passes are now on sale and may be purchased at 941-366-9000, or at floridastudiotheatre.org.

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Full Lineup Of 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival Photo Florida Studio Theatre Announces Full Lineup Of 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival
by Julie Musbach - May 6, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is thrilled to announce its lineup for the 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival, the premier Festival of its kind in the Southeastern United States.

FST Announces 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival Photo FST Announces 11th Annual Sarasota Improv Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2019

Florida Studio Theatre (FST) is proud to announce that the Annual Sarasota Improv Festival will return for its 11th year on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2019. Since its founding by Rebecca Hopkins in 2009, the Sarasota Improv Festival has become a destination event, and the premier Festival of its kind in the Southeastern United States. This year's Festival will bring together over 20 of the top improv troupes from across the nation and as far as Canada and the UK to Florida's Gulf Coast for a weekend of spontaneous comedy. The full Festival lineup will be announced May 3. Festival passes go on sale Friday, May 3, and single tickets will go on sale the week of June 17.

The Booming Howl Collective announces COMEDY OUTSIDE THE LINES Photo The Booming Howl Collective announces COMEDY OUTSIDE THE LINES
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2018

On Dec 3rd 2018, come to Comedy Outside the Lines: a full day of improv and sketch comedy classes and shows!

12th Annual London 50-Hour Improvathon, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE FIFTY, Is Set In T Photo 12th Annual London 50-Hour Improvathon, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE FIFTY, Is Set In The Wild West
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2018

The 50-Hour Improvathon, an epic improvised comedy soap opera in 25 hilarious episodes staged over a single weekend and starring many of the world's leading improvisers, is one of London's must-see-to-be-believed annual comedy highlights.

Eighth Annual Detroit Improv Festival Brings Big Names To Detroit Photo Eighth Annual Detroit Improv Festival Brings Big Names To Detroit
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 25, 2018

Metro Detroit will be the center of the comedy universe as top names in sketch and improvisational comedy arrive for the eighth annual Detroit Improv Festival August 8-12. Headlined by Paul F. Tompkins, this year's festival will take place over four venues in Ferndale with more than 60 improv troupes from across the US and Canada performing in more than 20 shows, there will be something for everyone.

Next Stage Theatre Festival Approaches Opening Photo Next Stage Theatre Festival Approaches Opening
by Julie Musbach - Dec 21, 2017

Opening January 3rd and running until January 14th, the 2018 Next Stage Theatre Festival will kick off the 30th year of the Toronto Fringe.

Monkey Toast Welcomes Special Guests Ken Hall and Robyn Urback Photo Monkey Toast Welcomes Special Guests Ken Hall and Robyn Urback
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is back! We hope that you'll join us as we welcome special guests, from the hit TBS comedy, People of Earth, actor Ken Hall, and from the CBC, opinion writer, Robyn Urback. It all happens today, December 2nd at The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. (second floor), Toronto, M4K 1N1. Doors: 7:30pm / Show 8pm. $15 in advance or at the door. www.monkeytoast.com / @mttoronto

Monkey Toast Welcomes Special Guests Ken Hall and Robyn Urback Photo Monkey Toast Welcomes Special Guests Ken Hall and Robyn Urback
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 14, 2017

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is back! We hope that you'll join us as we welcome special guests, from the hit TBS comedy, People of Earth, actor Ken Hall, and from the CBC, opinion writer, Robyn Urback. It all happens on Saturday, December 2nd at The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. (second floor), Toronto, M4K 1N1. Doors: 7:30pm / Show 8pm. $15 in advance or at the door. www.monkeytoast.com / @mttoronto

Anything Could Happen When Award-Winning Improvisers Come Together For The First Time Photo Anything Could Happen When Award-Winning Improvisers Come Together For The First Time
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 14, 2017

True made-up stories! Zany characters! Rib-cracking laughter! All spontaneous and on the spot! Bringing together some of the best, award-winning improvisers in Toronto, The Harold Experience is an improv comedy show during which the audience helps unique characters shape the stories they see unfold on stage. Weaving together fictional elements with real life narrative, the improvisors connect the pieces for a show that's fascinating, satisfying, and always hilarious. The Harold Experience is the first foray into a festival piece for The Assembly, Toronto's newest improv company.

LABA Announces 2017-18 Fellows, Celebrates 10th Anniversary at the 14th Street Y Photo LABA Announces 2017-18 Fellows, Celebrates 10th Anniversary at the 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture announces the 2017-2018 Fellows: a group of ten culture-makers, a mix of visual artists, writers, musicians, playwrights and directors who are brought together to study classic Jewish texts in a non-religious, open-minded setting centered on a chosen theme; this year's theme is WAR + PEACE.

TBS Announces Season Renewals of PEOPLE OF EARTH, THE GUEST BOOK and WRECKED Photo TBS Announces Season Renewals of PEOPLE OF EARTH, THE GUEST BOOK and WRECKED
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 14, 2017

Turner's TBS has renewed three of the network's most recent hit original series: The Guest Book, People of Earth and Wrecked. All three shows rank among the top 10 cable comedies with adults 18-49 in Live +7, and The Guest Book is cable's #1 new comedy series of the year

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Olney Theatre Center - Come for the Fireworks! Photo BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Olney Theatre Center - Come for the Fireworks!
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2017

BWW Review: New Line Theatre's Lovely OUT ON BROADWAY THE THIRD COMING Photo BWW Review: New Line Theatre's Lovely OUT ON BROADWAY THE THIRD COMING
by Chris Gibson - Aug 22, 2017

Originally conceived by artistic director Scott Miller over 20 years ago, OUT ON BROADWAY (THE THIRD COMING), is, as titled, the third incarnation of a revue designed to reinterpret songs from an array of classic and offbeat, but brilliant, musicals ( this time with a new song from Jason Robert Brown, 'Hope'). This production acts to show just how much these works still retain their emotion, even when the players in each are now gay. I can assure you that the meaning remains, and so does the depth of feeling. It's a collection of over 30 pieces that are arranged to weave together a kind of narrative. Some people might find some of the choices obscure, but that actually adds to the charm for me, because then I'm exposed to things that I'll want to seek out afterwards. I'm late with this review, so forgive me, but life intrudes sometimes. But, if you didn't catch it you really missed an exceptional theatrical cabaret of sorts, which was truly wonderful, and which I hope sparks a fourth coming!

Photo Flash: Third Time's the Charm in New Line Theatre's OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD  Photo Photo Flash: Third Time's the Charm in New Line Theatre's OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING
by Julie Musbach - Aug 4, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running now through August 19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now.

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre presents OUT ON BROADWAY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now.

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