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Composer Joe Wong Talks Duncan Trussell's THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL On Tom Needham's SOUNDS Photo Composer Joe Wong Talks Duncan Trussell's THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL On Tom Needham's SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

THE MIDNIGHT GOSPEL composer Joe Wong, Stephen Merritt and director Chuck Smith are Tom Needham's special guests on WUSB's SOUNDS OF FILM.

Maulik Pancholy, Alison Pill and More to Take Part in SHELTER IN POEMS: A VIRTUAL REA Photo Maulik Pancholy, Alison Pill and More to Take Part in SHELTER IN POEMS: A VIRTUAL READING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020

The Academy of American Poets will present Shelter In Poems: A Virtual Reading on Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 pm EDT, the organization's first-ever virtual poetry reading, inspired by the overwhelming number of people turning to poetry for comfort during the current global crisis.

This Alien Nation, Tony Trischka and More Are Coming to Joe's Pub Feb 12-22 Photo This Alien Nation, Tony Trischka and More Are Coming to Joe's Pub Feb 12-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020

Joe's Pub has released its schedule for Feb 12-22! Brown Girls Burlesque: Love Got Game - Valentine's Edition (Feb. 12), Isaac Oliver Is Your Valentine (Feb. 13), and Lea DeLaria: Fuck Love and more will take to the stage!

Artists Will Honor Dolly Parton, Bette Midler, David Bowie and More at Joe's Pub Photo Artists Will Honor Dolly Parton, Bette Midler, David Bowie and More at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

This month and beyond artists at Joe's Pub a?" a program and venue of The Public Theater a?" will honor legends and inspirations from across the universe of music. From shows featuring the indelible classic hits of singers like The Rat Pack, Chaka Kahn, and David Bowie to tributes of Dolly Parton and Bette Midler at the beginning of their careers, audiophiles and nostalgists have plenty to look forward to at Joe's Pub.

Morgan James, Lea DeLaria and More Are Heading to Joe's Pub Photo Morgan James, Lea DeLaria and More Are Heading to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

Love is in the air at Joe's Pub! Excited for Valentine's Day? Check out Stew & Heidi of The Negro Problem: Black History Valentine's Day Month (Feb. 5), Brown Girls Burlesque: Love Got Game - Valentine's Edition (Feb. 12), and Isaac Oliver Is Your Valentine (Feb. 13). Hate Valentine's Day? Then, Lea DeLaria: Fuck Love is your ticket (Feb. 14). Indifferent to Valentine's Day? See Barb Jungr: Bob, Brel and Me (Feb. 14 & 15). Also, for the love of music and performance, don't miss Southern Avenue's soul/blues/R&B fusion (Feb. 5), The Loser's Lounge: The Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and More (Feb. 6-8), Celtic legends Genticorum (Feb. 9), renown soul singer Morgan James (Feb. 9), celebrated feminist comic Jaime Loftus (Feb. 10), game changing singer-songwriter-guitarist FLAX (Feb. 11), an exploration of early Dolly Parton with Nath Ann Carrera (Feb. 12), mesmerizing soul performances at Xavier and Friends: Ladies Of Soul Tribute - Special Chaka Khan Edition (Feb. 13), and raucous live music with rib-tickling storytelling from the award winning MESHELLE (Feb. 15).

Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt & PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY's Director To Be Guests On  Photo Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt & PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY's Director To Be Guests On Tom Needham's THE SOUNDS OF FILM
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019

The Magnetic Field's Stephin Merritt and the director of HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY, John Anderson, are Tom Needham's exclusive guests this Thursday on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM.

Ellen Burstyn to Join Lineup of Readers in Celebration of National Poetry Month Photo Ellen Burstyn to Join Lineup of Readers in Celebration of National Poetry Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

Celebrated actress Ellen Burstyn,who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, will share some of her favorite poems as part of Poetry & the Creative Mind, a performance in celebration of National Poetry Month to be held April 24, 2019, at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. 

Julian Fleisher & His Rather Big Band COME TOGETHER At Joe's Pub Photo Julian Fleisher & His Rather Big Band COME TOGETHER At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

An OG Joe's Pub VIP, Julian Fleisher continues his current crusade to save the world with song, asking not what he can do for his audience but what his audience can do for itself. "Come Together" combines Fleisher's signature, barn-burning covers of contemporary classics, with original tunes meant to illuminate the spaces where change, love, loss and humor overlap with his evangelical belief that the room that sings together, clings together.

Neil Gaiman Signs Overall Deal With Amazon Studios Photo Neil Gaiman Signs Overall Deal With Amazon Studios
by TV News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Amazon Studios today announced it has signed an overall television deal with visionary and award-winning writer Neil Gaiman. The creator of the highly anticipated Amazon Original series Good Omens and the Hugo Award-winning book American Gods, Gaiman will exclusively work with Amazon Studios on the creation of television series which will premiere globally on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories.

Mandy Patinkin to Appear in Concert in Palo Alto Photo Mandy Patinkin to Appear in Concert in Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Oshman Family JCC presents Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018. This spectacular event will offer the rare chance to experience the internationally acclaimed Broadway legend in an intimate concert setting.

Following First New Album In 5 Years, Superchunk Is Set To Take the White Eagle Hall  Photo Following First New Album In 5 Years, Superchunk Is Set To Take the White Eagle Hall Stage Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Formed in 1989 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Superchunk is Mac McCaughan (guitar, vocals), Jim Wilbur (guitar, backing vocals), Jon Wurster (drums, backing vocals), and Laura Ballance (bass, backing vocals). Since releasing their first 7-inch in 1989, Superchunk has run the gamut of milestone albums: early punk rock stompers, polished mid-career masterpieces, and lush, adventurous curveballs.

Following First New Album In 5 Years, Superchunk Is Set To Take the White Eagle Hall  Photo Following First New Album In 5 Years, Superchunk Is Set To Take the White Eagle Hall Stage 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Formed in 1989 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Superchunk is Mac McCaughan (guitar, vocals), Jim Wilbur (guitar, backing vocals), Jon Wurster (drums, backing vocals), and Laura Ballance (bass, backing vocals). Since releasing their first 7-inch in 1989, Superchunk has run the gamut of milestone albums: early punk rock stompers, polished mid-career masterpieces, and lush, adventurous curveballs.

Full Lineup and Schedule Announced For Bang on a Can Marathon at NYU Skirball Photo Full Lineup and Schedule Announced For Bang on a Can Marathon at NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Bang on a Can announces its 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon, presented for the first time at the NYU Skirball on Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 12-10pm. This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features ten hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time, side-by-side with some of today's most pioneering young artists. This year, the Bang on a Can Marathon will be streamed via Facebook Live on Bang on a Can's Facebook page and at bangonacan.org. The complete Marathon lineup and schedule is now available (see below).

Performances Announced For 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon, Featuring 10 Hours of Free Li Photo Performances Announced For 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon, Featuring 10 Hours of Free Live Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Performances Announced For 2018 Bang on a Can Marathon, Featuring 10 Hours of Free Live Music

Penobscot Opens Student Registration for CORALINE and More Photo Penobscot Opens Student Registration for CORALINE and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company's Dramatic Academy is leveraging its new space at 51 Main Street, Bangor, to offer an expanded slate of performance-based classes and special workshops.

WE WILL BE EPHEMERAL and More Set for 'Staging Film' Series at The Tank Photo WE WILL BE EPHEMERAL and More Set for 'Staging Film' Series at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

The Tank will present the second screening in their new Staging Film series tonight, December 5th, at 7pm at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).

WE WILL BE EPHEMERAL and More Set for 'Staging Film' Series at The Tank Photo WE WILL BE EPHEMERAL and More Set for 'Staging Film' Series at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

The Tank will present the second screening in their new Staging Film series on Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). The screening will feature the films We Will Be Ephemeral, This Thing of Ours, and 16 Words or Less, followed by a talkback with the creators of the films, including playwright Mallery Avidon, director Meghan Finn, and actor Black Eyed Susan.

Neil LaBute's OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS to Kick Off Staging Film Series at Photo Neil LaBute's OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS to Kick Off Staging Film Series at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

The Tank will present the first screening in their new Staging Film series today, October 12 at 7pm at their new home at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). The screening will feature the films Domesticity and Over the River and Through the Woods, followed by a talkback with the creators of the films, including playwright Neil Labute and director Leigh Silverman.

Neil LaBute's OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS to Kick Off Staging Film Series at Photo Neil LaBute's OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS to Kick Off Staging Film Series at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

The Tank will present the first screening in their new Staging Film series on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm at their new home at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). The screening will feature the films Domesticity and Over the River and Through the Woods, followed by a talkback with the creators of the films, including playwright Neil Labute and director Leigh Silverman.

Julian Fleisher Kicks Off Fall Residency at Joe's Pub with Martha Plimpton Photo Julian Fleisher Kicks Off Fall Residency at Joe's Pub with Martha Plimpton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Julian Fleisher,whose New York City playground ranges from Lincoln Center to LES dive bars, sets up shop at Joe's Pub this fall with a series of concerts kicking off Thursday, September 28, in a show titled Pop Music. Joining Fleisher for a rollicking and genre-busting journey through the music he loves is the inimitable Martha Plimpton.

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