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The Braid's Zoom Fall Party Show, Welcome Back(ish), Kicks Off New Season Of Performa Photo The Braid's Zoom Fall Party Show, Welcome Back(ish), Kicks Off New Season Of Performances and Surprises
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021

As the days grow shorter and the leaves begin to change color, people are yearning to return to their normal, pre-COVID lives and traditions. One of the most anticipated of these is always the Fall Party hosted each year by The Braid. This celebration announces the organization's plans for the coming year.  The event will be full of new stories, favorite actors and writers, and great surprises.  Thanks to Zoom, everyone, everywhere can be there to share the excitement.

ChaiFlicks Announces October 2020 Schedule Photo ChaiFlicks Announces October 2020 Schedule
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 29, 2020

ChaiFlicks, the new streaming service devoted to Jewish and Israeli themed entertainment and culture from around the world is pleased to announce its slate of films, TV series and theatre performances scheduled to play on the channel throughout October 2020.

Bat Mitzvah Zoom Celebration Featuring New Salon Show To Kick Off Jewish Women's Thea Photo Bat Mitzvah Zoom Celebration Featuring New Salon Show To Kick Off Jewish Women's Theatre's 13th Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2020

When a Jewish girl turns 13, her community joins together at a bat mitzvah to celebrate her coming of age.  When Jewish Women's Theatre/The Braid (JWT) turns 13, its community will also gather to celebrate its coming of age and transformation from a small local theatre into a national voice for contemporary Jewish culture.

ChaiFlicks, A Jewish-Themed Streaming Platform, to Feature Stories from The Braid/Jew Photo ChaiFlicks, A Jewish-Themed Streaming Platform, to Feature Stories from The Braid/Jewish Women's Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2020

ChaiFlicks, the world's first dedicated streaming service for Jewish and Israeli-themed film/tv shows, is now available and will feature content from the critically acclaimed collection of stories by The Braid/ Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) that have entertained audiences for the past 13 years.

Jewish Women's Theatre And Pop-Up Playhouse To Present THE WENDY CHRONICLES Photo Jewish Women's Theatre And Pop-Up Playhouse To Present THE WENDY CHRONICLES
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 26, 2019

Three plays by Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein will be presented in two triple-header days of theatre readings when JWT, director Stan Zimmerman and an all-star cast salute the groundbreaking artist who made a career out of exploring the lives of intelligent, talented women.

Jewish Women's Theatre to Host its First-Ever Comedy Club Night: THREE JEWS AND A BLO Photo Jewish Women's Theatre to Host its First-Ever Comedy Club Night: THREE JEWS AND A BLONDE WALK INTO THE BRAID
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 20, 2019

For one night only, Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) will be transformed into a comedy club for two performances of Three Jews and a Blonde Walk into the Braid, a night of standup featuring Emmy Award-winning comedian Monica Piper and three of her very funny women friends.

Jewish Women's Theatre To Present A New Cabaret Show: A VERY GOYISHA HANUKKAH Photo Jewish Women's Theatre To Present A New Cabaret Show: A VERY GOYISHA HANUKKAH
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 12, 2019

How did a nice Evangelical Christian girl from Arizona wind up doing a one-woman comical cabaret show at Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica? 

BACK TO THE BACKLOT Will Be Held at The Factory/Ultra Suede on Saturday, November 9 Photo BACK TO THE BACKLOT Will Be Held at The Factory/Ultra Suede on Saturday, November 9
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2019

Back to the Backlot, a live musical comedy variety show, will bring back many of West Hollywood's famed Backlot Theatre's original showcase stars to commemorate the end of an era of one of the country's most famous venues for live entertainment. The event will mark the beginning of the preservation project known as Robertson Lane, which will re-build the venue formally known as The Factory and the famous Studio One Nightclub. The historic building opened in 1929 as the home of Mitchell Cameras, an early and important movie camera maker for the large movie studios. It was then the Studio One nightclub/Backlot Theatre from the late 1970s through the 1990s.

Jewish Women's Theatre Will Commemorate The Life Of Actress Abby Freeman With New Pro Photo Jewish Women's Theatre Will Commemorate The Life Of Actress Abby Freeman With New Program and Performance
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2019

Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) will honor one of its first employees and most talented actors by naming its Artists-in-Residence Program after Abby Freeman, who passed away from breast cancer in 2014 at age 37.

New Show About Cancer Warms The Heart And Even The Funny Bone At Jewish Women's Theat Photo New Show About Cancer Warms The Heart And Even The Funny Bone At Jewish Women's Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2019

Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) will present two performances of Living After, a new show that illuminates the heart and heartbreak of cancer, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, on October 26 and 27.

Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend Photo Stage Raw Announces Its 2019 Theater Award Nominees & Theater Festival Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2019

Digital arts journal Stage Raw announces the nominees for its fifth annual Stage Raw Theater Awards, to be held Monday night September 9, 2019, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday August 7, 2019. The Stage Raw Theater Awards honor the finest work performed on Los Angeles area stages of 99-seats or fewer, and are selected by a jury of Stage Raw critics. This year's awards celebrate work performed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Moves To Edgemar Center For The Arts Photo MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Moves To Edgemar Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 19, 2019

Following critically acclaimed, sold out runs, first in 2018 and again earlier this year, writerperformer Barra Grant returns with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant's seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions and Canon Theatricals present Miss America's Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me written and performed by Grant and featuring Monica Piper. Eve Brandstein directs once again, this time for a June 21 openingat the Edgemar Center for the Arts, where performances will continue through Aug. 4.

MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Secures Third Run and Moves to Edgemar Center for the Ar Photo MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Secures Third Run and Moves to Edgemar Center for the Arts
by Sarah Hookey - May 14, 2019

Following critically acclaimed, sold out runs, first in 2018 and again earlier this year, writer/performer Barra Grantreturns with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant's seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions and Canon Theatricals present Miss America's Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me written and performed by Grant and featuring Monica Piper.

Funny Women Of A Certain Age Comes to The Legendary Comedy Store In Hollywood Photo Funny Women Of A Certain Age Comes to The Legendary Comedy Store In Hollywood
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2019

Fresh off their hit Showtime TV special, creator Carole Montgomery and Luenell join forces with Cathy Ladman, Felicia Michaels and Monica Piper to show the world how funny and strong women really ARE!

MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Returns to Greenway Court Theatre Photo MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Returns to Greenway Court Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jan 8, 2019

Writer/performer Barra Grant is back with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant's seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions andCanon Theatricals presentMiss America's Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me written by Grant and performed by Grant andMonica Piper. Eve Brandstein directs for a Feb. 8 opening at the Greenway Court Theatre, where performances continue through March 24.

NOT THAT JEWISH Returns From Off Broadway Triumph To The Braid Photo NOT THAT JEWISH Returns From Off Broadway Triumph To The Braid
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2018

After her Off Broadway triumph, Monica Piper brings her hit comedy NOT THAT JEWISH to Los Angeles where it was originally developed and ran for almost a year. Beginning December 1st, Piper returns to the stage with the same passion that has navigated her career to an EMMY Award win, Golden Globe nomination, American Comedy Award nomination as one of the TOP FIVE female comedians in the country, and secured her as one of Showtime Network's "Comedy All Stars." Piper presents her authentic humor and autobiographical journey to local audiences in Southern California during this holiday season.

BWW Interview: NOT THAT JEWISH! A Chat With Comic Monica Piper As She Prepares For He Photo BWW Interview: NOT THAT JEWISH! A Chat With Comic Monica Piper As She Prepares For Her One Woman Show In Palm Springs
by David Green - Nov 7, 2018

JFS Desert is proud to present an incredible afternoon with Emmy¬ģ Award winning comedy writer and stand-up comic Monica Piper for one performance only. This dynamic comedian who has written for Roseanne, Mad About You, Veronica's Closet and was the head writer of the #1 children's animated series Rugrats will perform her One Woman Show Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m. The American Comedy Awards deemed her one of the top five female comics in America. She has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Gloria Estefan, Neil Sedaka and The Smothers Brothers. I had the chance to catch up with Ms. Piper as she was preparing to make her way to Palm Springs for her show this weekend. Here are a few excerpts from that interview:

Stroum Jewish Community Center Launches 2018/19 Arts+Ideas Season Performing Arts Lin Photo Stroum Jewish Community Center Launches 2018/19 Arts+Ideas Season Performing Arts Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2018

The Stroum Jewish Community Center is thrilled to announce its 2018/19 Arts+Ideas season lineup. Now in its fourth season, the Arts+Ideas stage at the J continues to bring world-class musicians, films, chefs, authors, theater, live podcast events, a film and now a new cultural festival to its home on Mercer Island and to venues and audiences around the Puget Sound.

' A Campfire Girl -- In The Bronx'! JFS Desert Presents Emmy Winning Comic Monica Pip Photo ' A Campfire Girl -- In The Bronx'! JFS Desert Presents Emmy Winning Comic Monica Piper
by David Green - Oct 12, 2018

JFS Desert is proud to present an incredible afternoon with Emmy¬ģ Award winning comedy writer and stand-up comic Monica Piper for one performance only. This dynamic comedian who has written for Roseanne, Mad About You, Veronica's Closet and was the head writer of the #1 children's animated series Rugrats will perform her One Woman Show Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 p.m.¬†The American Comedy Awards deemed her one of the top five female comics in America.¬† She has opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Gloria Estefan, Neil Sedaka and The Smothers Brothers.

Review: Barra Grant Shares Personal Tales of Growing Up as MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHT Photo Review: Barra Grant Shares Personal Tales of Growing Up as MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER
by Shari Barrett - Aug 7, 2018

Now an award-winning writer and director, Barra Grant has created one of the most entertaining, informative, and hysterically funny solo shows I have ever seen. With her marvelous writing style and self-effacing humor, along with the brilliant direction of Eve Brandstein (who worked with Barra for 16 months to create MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER), this behind-the-scenes story will totally envelop you from start to finish. As she answers the many ongoing calls, beginning at two in the morning and continuing until dawn, we are taken on the journey of Barra's life, with Bess ever-present, fixated on 'improving' her daughter by attempting to mold her into a younger version of herself.

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