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Diversionary Announces Online Stream Of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Photo Diversionary Announces Online Stream Of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020

Diversionary announces their online stream of their World Premiere hit production of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR

92Y to Present Limited Online Release of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY in Photo 92Y to Present Limited Online Release of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY in Honor of Pride Month
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020

In honor of Pride Month, 92Y in association with Daryl Roth and Darren Bagert, will present a limited online release of the June 2016 performance of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, available from June 1 - June 30. The release is free to stream here.


by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020

Broadway's Mallory Portnoy Launches New Series HUMAN INTEREST Photo Broadway's Mallory Portnoy Launches New Series HUMAN INTEREST
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

Mallory Portnoy (who plays Gertie Cummings in Daniel Fish's Tony Award © winning revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! at Circle in the Square) and actor-playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Steppenwolf's The Doppelgänger, starring Rainn Wilson and directed by Tina Landau), have created Human Interest, a character-based dry comedy moc doc series inspired by real people, which lovingly turns the camera on the eccentric outliers of New York City and explores, loneliness, community, and our relationship to technology.  Written and directed by Erlbach, the short-form series introduces us to everyone from competitive whistlers and professional cuddlers to neo-luddites and sex robot romantics. The series, which recently won Best Digital ShortSeries at Series Fest, includes actors Michael Cyril Creighton (The Amateurs, High Maintenance, Spotlight), Max Jenkins (The Mysteries of Laura, High Maintenance, Dead to Me), Ryan Spahn (Gloria, Moscow Moscow Moscow…, He's Way More Famous Than You) and Deb Lapidus. It is produced by Erlbach, Portnoy, Anne Troup, Hannes Otto and Gabriel Long.

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre Photo BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre
by Rob Levy - Sep 23, 2019

Angels In America is must-see event that is, in equal parts, a depiction, dialogue, response and conversation about the AIDS crisis. It also is underpinned by themes of race, life, death, faith and politics.

Michael Chekhov Festival Announces Upcoming Shows at the Ridgefield Theater Barn Photo Michael Chekhov Festival Announces Upcoming Shows at the Ridgefield Theater Barn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

The Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival announces their three upcoming shows to be presented October 18th and 19th, 2019 at the Ridgefield Theater Barn.

The Rep Announces Its Director And Creative Team For ANGELS IN AMERICA Photo The Rep Announces Its Director And Creative Team For ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has announced the creative team that will shape its epic production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Parts One and Two, running September 4 a?" October 6.

Casting Announced For Industry Reading Of MILF - THE MUSICAL Photo Casting Announced For Industry Reading Of MILF - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019

The producers of MILF - THE MUSICAL, a new musical about a modern housewife and mother whose virtual life and real life collide when she discovers (via FacePage) that her husband is having an affair, have announced the cast that will be featured at a Thursday, June 20 industry reading  at 3PM at the Jerry Orbach Theater. The cast features Matt Caccamo, Paul Caliendo, Gabriel Garcia, Michael Meunchow, Gabe Wrobel, and Lindsey Zelli.

MILF ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL To Present Industry Reading¬†At The Jerry Orbach Theater Photo MILF ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL To Present Industry Reading¬†At The Jerry Orbach Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

The producers of MILF - THE MUSICAL, a new musical about a modern housewife and mother whose virtual life and real life collide when she discovers (via FacePage) that her husband is having an affair, will be presenting an industry reading on Thursday, June 20 at 3PM at the Jerry Orbach Theater.  MILF features book, lyrics and music by Sally Knight. Produced by Jennifer Francis and Blaine Hopkins, the reading will be directed by Tony Speciale. www.MILFtheMusical.com  

Tickets Now On Sale For The So-fi Festival At Westbeth Photo Tickets Now On Sale For The So-fi Festival At Westbeth
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

The June 2019 So-fi festival announces that it will be presenting works at The Clemente's Los Kabayitos and Flamboyan Theaters (107 Suffolk St. between Rivington & Delancey) and Westbeth (463 West Street between Bethune and West 12th St) June 6th-23rd 2019.

8th Annual Rita And Burton Goldberg MFA Playwrights Festival Comes to Hunter College Photo 8th Annual Rita And Burton Goldberg MFA Playwrights Festival Comes to Hunter College
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 kicks off the eighth annual Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA Playwrights Festival at Hunter College. Under the leadership of Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Hunter's MFA Playwriting Program features intensive, hands-on writing workshops that foster a tight-knit, supportive community of artists committed to challenging assumptions about what theater is and will become.

The Vicious Circle To Present Industry Reading Of Amy E. Witting's I WASN'T EXPECTING Photo The Vicious Circle To Present Industry Reading Of Amy E. Witting's I WASN'T EXPECTING YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

The Vicious Circle will present two private industry readings of Jerome Foundation Fellowship recipient Amy E. Witting's new play I Wasn't Expecting You, directed by Zoey Martinson on Monday, April 8th.  Casting to be announced.

Tony Speciale To Direct Industry Reading Of Michael Weller's BUYER BEWARE Photo Tony Speciale To Direct Industry Reading Of Michael Weller's BUYER BEWARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

The Vicious Circle will present two private industry readings of Academy Award-nominee Michael Weller's new play, BUYER BEWARE or How Lenny Bruce Found a Safe Space (and lost it again), directed by Tony Speciale.  Casting to be announced.  

Tony Speciale To Direct Industry Reading Of Michael Weller's BUYER BEWARE Photo Tony Speciale To Direct Industry Reading Of Michael Weller's BUYER BEWARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

The Vicious Circle will present two private industry readings of Academy Award-nominee Michael Weller's new play, BUYER BEWARE or How Lenny Bruce Found a Safe Space (and lost it again), directed by Tony Speciale.  Casting to be announced.  

Sarah Hammond, Shaina Taub, and Charlie Sohne Receive Kleban Prize For Musical Theatr Photo Sarah Hammond, Shaina Taub, and Charlie Sohne Receive Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 29th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The judges declared a tie in the most promising musical theatre lyricist category between Sarah Hammond and Shaina Taub. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Charlie Sohne. The 2019 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 4, 2018, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP.

LURED To Host Conversations With Human Rights Advocates And Theatre Professionals Photo LURED To Host Conversations With Human Rights Advocates And Theatre Professionals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

LURED, a brutal and honest depiction of gay persecution in Russia, written by Frank J. Avella, and co-directed by Carlotta Brentan, has announced three post-show events featuring respected human rights advocates and theatrical critics with in the LGBTQ community. 

Photo Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Gala Honors Donna Murphy Photo Photo Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Gala Honors Donna Murphy
by Walter McBride - Oct 23, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company held their special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom. The evening, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!; Passion; Wonderful Town), was hosted by Randy Rainbow.

Lynn Cohen, Lewis Black, Florencia Lozano, Vanessa Aspillaga & More Set To Present Th Photo Lynn Cohen, Lewis Black, Florencia Lozano, Vanessa Aspillaga & More Set To Present This Week At The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Muse Project, in association with The Tank, presents Musings: a collection of Mini Muse presentations at The Flea Theater as a part of their Anchor Partnership. Musings runs from Monday, October 15th - Sunday October, 21st at The Flea's new home at 20 Thomas Street in Tribeca.

Lynn Cohen, Jessica Frances Dukes, Déa Julien, Kyra Miller, And Vanessa Aspillaga Br Photo Lynn Cohen, Jessica Frances Dukes, Déa Julien, Kyra Miller, And Vanessa Aspillaga Bring Paradigm Shifting Projects To The Flea Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Muse Project, in association with The Tank, will present Musings: a collection of Mini Muse presentations at The Flea Theater as a part of their Anchor Partnership. The Muse Project gives women performers the time, space, and opportunity to experiment with and explore their fantasy projects. Musings will showcase the exciting, fresh, paradigm-shifting storytelling that 5 of New York's leading stage actresses have developed through intensive workshops, called Mini Muses. The week will culminate in a party on October 19th, the 'Mini Gala' - a wine and cheese event to celebrate the week's presentations; and 'Tea Time,' a one-of-a-kind Muse pilot program, where a veteran stage actress discusses her experiences building her career. Actress Florencia Lozano is set to partake as the Tea Time guest.

The Muse Project In Association With The Tank Presents MUSINGS At The Flea Theater Photo The Muse Project In Association With The Tank Presents MUSINGS At The Flea Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

The Muse Project, in association with The Tank, will present Musings: a collection of Mini Muse presentations at The Flea Theater as a part of their Anchor Partnership. Musings showcases the exciting, fresh, paradigm-shifting storytelling that New York's leading actresses have developed through intensive workshops. The Muse Project gives women performers the time, space, and opportunity to experiment with and explore their fantasy projects. Veteran performer Lynn Cohen will be investigating previously unexplored terrain with collaborator Lewis Black in his piece Dottie's Home. Recent Lucille Lortel nominee Vanessa Aspillaga and Obie winner Jessica Frances Dukes, alongside acclaimed directors Jose Zayas and Seret Scott, will dig into long hungered-for solo work.

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