Edmund Bagnell, Singing Violinist Of Well-Strung Brings New Solo Show To Feinstein's/54 BelowEdmund Bagnell, Singing Violinist Of Well-Strung Brings New Solo Show To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Edmund Bagnell, 1st Violinist & vocalist of the internationally acclaimed group Well-Strung, will star in the New York premiere of He Plays The Violin at Feinstein's/54 Below on Nov. 25 at 9:30 PM. The show is being developed by New Works Provincetown at The Art House this fall and includes a brand new song written for Mr. Bagnell by Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens & War Paint). Through stories and song, the evening celebrates all things music, from classical to standards and from pop to Broadway, and of course with a good dose of fiddle thrown in. This piece shows a different side of Edmund Bagnell in this personal and uplifting journey through music, and is written by and starring Edmund Bagnell, conceived by Mark Cortale, music directed by Matt Aument and directed by Michael Schiralli. (more...)

Rachel Bay Jones, Christine Pedi and More Highlight Fall/Winter in ProvincetownRachel Bay Jones, Christine Pedi and More Highlight Fall/Winter in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Provincetown's Art House theater has announced a busy lineup of performances for P-Town's once quiet and now bustling a?oeoff-seasona?? fall and winter months. Slated to perform will be longtime venue favorites including Varla Jean Merman, Well-Strung, Melissa Ferrick, all-female rock band BETTY, Sirius XM star Christine Pedi, pop-classical vocalist & violinist Edmund Bagnell (of the group Well-Strung), and a Broadway @ The Art House debut performance by recent Tony winner Rachel Bay Jones with Seth Rudetsky as music director and host. (more...)

Tammy Faye's BROKEN ENGLISH Returns As Theater Piece Directed By Michael SchiralliTammy Faye's BROKEN ENGLISH Returns As Theater Piece Directed By Michael Schiralli
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Now, as Marianne Faithfull, British pop's queen of survival, Starlite resurrects 1979's Broken English as a thoroughly modern tale of adventure, abyss and hard-won vengeance - one of the most brutally frank albums of its time, made flesh again, in poignant lethally honest character. - David FrickeRolling Stone (more...)

Drag Legend Varla Jean Merman Returns To Hartford In UNDER A BIG TOPDrag Legend Varla Jean Merman Returns To Hartford In UNDER A BIG TOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

TheaterWorks and the Wadsworth Museum of Art are joining forces to present drag superstar Varla Jean Merman in her one-woman comedy cabaret Under a Big Top on Sunday, June 23rd at 7pm. The performance, co-written by Hartford-area playwright Jacques Lamarre and directed by Michael Schiralli, will be held in the Wadsworth Atheneum's theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Preview HIT HER WITH THE SKATESPhoto Coverage: Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Preview HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2018

After a sold-out run at Hamilton Stage in New Jersey last season, Hit Her With The Skates will get its official Off-Broadway debut this fall. The cast gave a preview of the show yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet The Cast of HIT HER WITH THE SKATESPhoto Coverage: Meet The Cast of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2018

After a sold-out run at Hamilton Stage in New Jersey last season, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES will get its official Off-Broadway debut this fall. The cast met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Star in Industry Reading of HIT HER WITH THE SKATESDiana DeGarmo and Ace Young Star in Industry Reading of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

American Idols and real-life couple, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young we be part of a special industry presentation of the upcoming musical, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli, on Tuesday, October 16 at 4:30pm at Bowlmore Times Square / POP Room. (more...)

BWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Exudes Versatility in MEMOIRCITA!BWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Exudes Versatility in MEMOIRCITA!
by Don Grigware - May 14, 2018

Bold and brassy? Yes. Loud and raucous? At times! But... Jackie Hoffman is terribly, terribly talented and self-deprecating. Let's add juicy and mirthful! In her one-woman show Memoircita!, which played three performances at LGBT's Renberg Theatre this past weekend, Hoffman doled out more dish than gay audiences could ever dream of ... about her unhappy life, checkered career, whacky view of the world, and of course not excluding working with the brilliant and condescending Jessica Lange on Feud: Bette and Joan on fxtv. Her diary Memoircita! was the highlight. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young to Lead New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATESDiana DeGarmo and Ace Young to Lead New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

American Idols and real-life couple, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young have signed on to star in the upcoming musical, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, (more...)

Miss Coco Peru's THE TAMING OF THE TENSION Returns for Two Nights OnlyMiss Coco Peru's THE TAMING OF THE TENSION Returns for Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the return of the legendary Miss Coco Peru for an encore of her latest solo show, The Taming of the Tension. Directed by longtime collaborator Michael Schiralli, Coco will play two performances only at the Renberg Theatre on Saturday, April 28, at 8pm and Sunday, April 29, at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jackie Hoffman, Live and Kvetching at Lincoln CenterBWW Interview: Jackie Hoffman, Live and Kvetching at Lincoln Center
by Naomi Serviss - Jan 25, 2018

The acclaimed actor and comedian is appearing in the 19th season of Lincoln Center's AMERICAN SONGBOOK series, an eclectic musical buffet of the American spirit through song and story. (more...)

Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage October Performance ListingsMartinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage October Performance Listings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Callaway has crafted an exciting night of music centered on the songs of women songwriters who have inspired her. Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child," Carole King's "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?", and Dorothy Field's "The Way You Look Tonight" are among the gems carefully chosen by he Platinum-selling composer and lyricist. Classics by Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, and Cynthia Weil, as well as songs by friends Michelle Brourman and Amanda McBroom reflect the unique female perspective on love, life, and the pursuit of happiness. And expect to enjoy moments of Ann at the piano singing the best of her original songs. Don't miss BroadwayWorld.com's "Performer of the Year" in this stirring night of song and story! (more...)

Miss Coco Peru Returns with THE TAMING OF THE TENSIONMiss Coco Peru Returns with THE TAMING OF THE TENSION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the return of the legendary Miss Coco Peru in her latest solo show, The Taming of the Tension. Directed by longtime collaborator Michael Schiralli, Coco will play four performances only at the Renberg Theatre on Saturdays, September 9 & 16 at 8pm and Sundays, September 10 & 17 at 7pm. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman Returns to Provincetown with Brand New Show BAD HEROINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The United States is tripping, so what do we need to keep us from hitting rock bottom? Bad heroine! Drag superstar (and recent parolee) Varla Jean Merman's new show pays tribute to the inspiring women who have inspired her to think about becoming inspirational. Will Varla Jean be an inspiration...or end up on Intervention? Make tracks to this year's most addictive comedy cabaret! International chanteuse and perennial P-Town prima donna Varla Jean Merman brings her brand new show "Bad Heroine" to The Art House in Provincetown from June 23 through September 1. The show is directed by Michael Schiralli, written by Jeffery Roberson and Jacques Lamarre, with additional material by Ricky Graham and also features Gerald Goode and Brian Johnston.  For Tickets and information, please visit http://ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Cast Set for Jeff Ward's TAKE ONE Musical Reading; Preview a Song from the Show!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Cole Road Media/Tim Hurley will present an invitation-only reading of the new musical comedy Take One, with Book, Lyrics and Music by Jeff Ward (SNL's 'Weekend Update,' NPR); Michael Schiralli (Jackie Hoffman's The Kvetching Continues, Hit Her With The Skates at Hamilton Stage) directs, Nathan W. Perry is Music Director. (more...)

BWW Review: HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage is an Exciting New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, is thrilling audiences from the first minute to the last. It is everything a musical should be with a fascinating story, inventive staging, an excellent score, and a top-notch cast. This show is having its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway) through Sunday May 26th. (more...)

The New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Opens This Weekend at Rahway's Hamilton Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, will get a pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.hhwts.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Half Moon Theatre's CUL-DE-SAC Delivers Dose of Comedy and Despair
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Three suburban couples desperately trying to lead perfectly happy lives are at the heart of John Cariani's newest play, cul-de-sac which opened this past weekend at Half Moon Theatre and runs weekends through May 14. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Rea of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at UCPAC 5/12 to 5/27
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 30, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Christine Rea, the writer of the new musical, 'Hit Her With The Skates.' The show will be performed at UCPAC's Hamilton Stage from May 12th to May 27th. (more...)

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