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GLAAD Honors Cynthia Nixon & Best of Broadway and Off at 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2010

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced today the nominees for its 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD's work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans.

STAGE TUBE: Cynthia Nixon Speaks on Behalf of 'Fight Back NY'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 10, 2010

In the video below, actress and activist Cynthia Nixon speaks on behalf of 'Fight Back New York', a new LGBT-funded political action committee targeting senators who helped defeat the gay marriage bill last year.

Joy Behar Honored At GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 25, 2010

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced today that Daytime Emmy® award-winning talk show host and comedian Joy Behar will receive the Excellence in Media Award at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards Presented in New York by IBM and Prudential on March 13, 2010 at the Marriott Marquis.

Richard Sheinmel Premieres POST MODERN LIVING at La MaMa, Begins 4/16
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 24, 2010

Playwright/performer Richard Sheinmel premieres POST MODERN LIVING at La MaMa beginning April 16. The production marks the latest installment of Sheinmel's Modern Living play cycle, which began in 2006 at La MaMa.

GLAAD Honors Cynthia Nixon & Best of Broadway and Off with 21st Annual GLAAD Media Award Nominations
by Jessica Lewis - Jan 13, 2010

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced today the nominees for its 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD's work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans.

Theater For The New City's 33rd ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2009

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 33rd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Friday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season.

Theater For The New City's 33rd ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2009

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 33rd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Friday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season.

Theater For The New City's 33rd ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL 10/31
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 26, 2009

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 33rd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Friday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season.

Theater For The New City's 33rd ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL 10/31
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 5, 2009

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 33rd annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Friday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season.

Theatre Notables Sondheim, Ziegfield, Simon & More Amongst 'New York City 400'
by Robert Diamond - Sep 10, 2009

The NYC400 is the first-ever list of New York City's ultimate movers and shakers since the City's founding?from politics, the arts, business, sports, science, and entertainment.

LGBTQ Event The 2009 HOT! Festival To Be Held 7/1-8/1 At New Dixon Place In NYC
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 30, 2009

The world's longest running LGBTQ arts festival will take place from July 1 - August 1, 2009 at the new Dixon Place Theater on New York's historic Lower East Side at 161 Chrystie Street (between Rivington/Delancey). The 2009 HOT! Festival will draw from an international roster of artists who have become headliners in the underground performance world and will be presented on New York's newest theater by an organization that encourages and develops all new artists to challenge themselves and their audience.

LES Festival Of The Arts Hosts LES KID'S DAY 2009 On 5/23 In NYC
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 19, 2009

THE 14th ANNUAL LOWER EAST SIDE (LES) FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS hosts LES KIDS' DAY 2009 -- an afternoon of performances for kids and by kids -- on Saturday, May 23, beginning at 2:00pm inside Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue, between E. 9th and 10th Streets) in Manhattan.

Vaginal Davis Wins '09 Ethyl Eichlberger Award, Plays Show At PS122 Spring 2010
by Gabrielle Sierra - Apr 30, 2009

Performance Space 122 announced Vaginal Davis, one of New York's most influential drag performers, as winner of the 2009 Ethyl Eichelberger Award, a commissioning award given to an artist who exemplifies Ethyl's larger-than-life style and generosity of spirit; who embodies Ethyl's multi-talented artistic virtuosity, bridging worlds and inspiring those around them.

Ilene Chaiken, Creator of the "L-Word," Visits Brava to Celebrate Women's History Month
by Robert Diamond - Mar 11, 2009

Brava continues its celebration of Women's History Month with an exceptional month of programming. After closing Penny Arcade?s infamous sex and censorship show, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, Brava is opening Machinal this week, directed by Evren Odcikin and written by Sophie Treadwell, one of the most prominent women playwrights of the 20th century. Then on March 20th, Brava will be hosting ?An Evening with Ilene Chaiken,? producer and creator of the L-Word, one of the most popular television shows about women.

Brava Celebrates Women's History Month W/ BDFW & More
by Gabrielle Sierra - Mar 5, 2009

Brava celebrates Women's History Month with an exceptional Month of programming including the infamous Penny Arcade in 'Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore!'; 'Machinal' by Sophie Treadwell, one of the most prominent women playwrights of the 20th century; and a conversation with Ilene Chaiken, creator of the 'L-Word'.

Shout Out Loud Season Continues With Treadwell's MACHINAL
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 6, 2009

Brava! for Women in the Arts continues their ambitious 2008-09 'Shout Out Loud' theatrical season as they celebrate women's month by exploring the complexity and humor of women through multiple productions in the month of March ranging from Penny Arcade's sex and censorship show Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! to Sophie Treadwell's Machinal to an Evening with Eileen Chaiken, creator of televisions's L Word.

Brava Announces B!D!F!W! As First 2009 Main Stage Production
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 28, 2009

Brava is proud to present Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! (B!D!F!W!) as its first main stage production of its 2008-2009 season. After touring 22 cities around the world, Brava is excited to bring this groundbreaking work to San Francisco audiences. 'In a town that is so progressive, I was surprised that this show still hadn't made it to San Francisco so when I was creating my first season as the Artistic Director at Brava, I made sure that it was scheduled in this season,' says Raelle Myrick-Hodges, the Artistic Director at Brava. In 1990, during the Senator Helms' National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Censorship Crisis, performance artist Penny Arcade submitted her Sex and Censorship Show, B!D!F!W! as her NEA Fellowship audit. Although B!D!F!W!, which is a blend of political humanism and erotic dancing, was not awarded a fellowship, it did go on to play for an unprecedented year Off-Broadway in New York as an underground hit and then went on the road and became a commercial mainstream hit play in 22 cities around the world, turning the political correctness of the theatre world upside down, and heralding the zeitgeist as B!D!F!W! proved that content and sensationalism cannot co-exist. Irish grandmothers, to people of all ages, from all walks of life joined Penny Arcade and her cast of erotic dancers on stage for the audience dance break at the center of the performance. B!D!F!W! went on to establish erotic dance as a feminist art form and the comedic cultural criticism broke down the separation and isolation between people of diverse racial, ethnic, sexual and economic groups and left an international Neo Burlesque Movement in its wake.

What's Happening At The Brava Theater
by Gabrielle Sierra - Nov 20, 2008

Now Playing at the Brava: Friends Written by Kobo Abe Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges November 5 - November 21 'Love flies out the window when Poverty comes through the door.' A man sits at home perfectly happy. Suddenly there is a knock at his door. A family of eight - bright smiles, well groomed stand at the man's door. 'We are here to help', the family declares and thus begins the strange trek into Kobo Abe's 1964 Japanese take on contemporary society and gentrification.

Joe's Pub 10th Anniversary Gala to Honor Judy Collins
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2008

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) and Joe's Pub (Director, Shanta Thake; General Manager Kevin Abbott) are proud to announce the Joe's Pub 10th Anniversary Weekend featuring 10 for the 10th, a two-day series of 10 free concerts at Joe's Pub, and an anniversary Gala paying tribute to legendary musician, champion of emerging artists, and New Yorker Judy Collins.

Joe's Pub 10 for the 10th: 10 Free Shows October 11th & 12th
by Kristin Allard - Oct 2, 2008

Joe's Pub will be offering 10 free shows in celebration of 10 years of the Pub on October 11th and 12th. The show on October 11th will feature Baby Loves Salsa with Jose Conde at 11:00 AM, Raul Midón at 2:30 PM, Jill Sobule with John Wesley Harding at 6:00 PM, Imani Uzuri presents Mosaic with Haale, Matou and DJ Rekha at 9:30 PM, and the Budos Band at 12:30 AM. On October 12th, Allen Toussaint kicks things off at 11:00 AM, followed by Roy Nathanson and Friends with special guest Debbie Harry at 2:30 PM, Reggie Watts with Kristen Schall at 6:00 PM, The Stew Songbook featuring Michael Cerveris, Penny Arcade, John Cameron Mitchell and more at 9:30 PM, and finishing up the 10-show run is 'Be In: A Night of Music & Love' with members of the Public Theater's Cast of 'Hair' at 12:30 AM. Free tickets are available through October 5th by registering online at http://vline.publictheater.org:8081/account/. Once registered, you can log on to join the virtual line and submit a request for up to two tickets per show.

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