by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

The University of Saint Joseph will host a performance of The Mercy Suite by Tomás Donker and Pulitzer prize winning Yusef Komunyakaa on Friday, Mar. 29, 2019 at 7:30pm in the Hoffman Auditorium at the University's West Hartford Campus, 1678 Asylum Ave. (more...)

Rosemary Loar's SPOOLIE GIRL--A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale--Opens 9-Show Run at Actors Temple, 10/17Rosemary Loar's SPOOLIE GIRL--A Family-Friendly Fractured Rock Fairy Tale--Opens 9-Show Run at Actors Temple, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Musical theater actor and Award-winning New York Cabaret performer Rosemary Loar is bringing her original musical SPOOLIE GIRL to the Actors Temple Theatre (339 W 47th St, New York) for a nine-show run from October 17-27. Loar, who wrote the music and lyrics, and co-wrote the book with her late husband Robert Atwood, calls the show “a family-friendly fractured rock fairy tale.” SPOOLIE GIRL is a suddenly orphaned eco-friendly teenager from Kenya who comes to New York City. Wearing magical curlers called “spoolies” in her hair, she is able to read people's thoughts as songs, while navigating a world consisting of her narcissistic, fashionista Aunt, a Fairy Godmother (but way hipper), and a quirky neighbor who walks an invisible dog. And that's her support group. Along with Loar, the cast features Loar, Claire Lilley, and Michiko Sasaki. (more...)

Photo Flash: Swallow THE PILL at La MaMaPhoto Flash: Swallow THE PILL at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

La MaMa (Mia Yoo, Artistic Director), the multiple Obie, Drama Desk and Bessie Award-winning Off- Broadway theater, is thrilled to announce the world premiere of The Pill, conceived by Marla Mase and written by The Family. A family memoir featuring original music by composer and producer Toma?s Doncker of True Groove, performances of The Pill will begin Thursday, January 25. This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, February 4. (more...)

Khalil Kain & Ise Lyfe will Participate in One-Night-Only Performance of THE MERCY SUITEKhalil Kain & Ise Lyfe will Participate in One-Night-Only Performance of THE MERCY SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

La MaMa Experimental Theater Club is thrilled to announce that its one-night-only anniversary performance of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and Global Soul Music creator Tom s Doncker's 2007 collaboration, The Mercy Suite, will feature performances by acclaimed actor Khalil Kain ( Girlfriends ) and playwright Ise Lyfe. In addition to Mr. Kain and Mr. Lyfe, who are currently working together on the Off-Broadway debut of Lyfe's new play Agnus, the evening will feature performances by select cast members of The Pill by Marla Mase, which features original music by Mr. Doncker. (more...)

La MaMa Announces Special Package Price Tickets For THE PILL And THE MERCY SUITELa MaMa Announces Special Package Price Tickets For THE PILL And THE MERCY SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

In honor of their newly established partnership on the upcoming production of The Pill (a new dark comedy conceived by Marla Mase and written by The Family) and the 10th Anniversary concert performance of The Mercy Suite (a 2007 collaboration between Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and no wave guitar hero and Global Soul Music creator Tom s Doncker) La MaMa Experimental Theater Club is thrilled to announce a special package rate for both shows. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winner Yusef Komunyakaa & Global Soul Music Creator Tomas Doncker Celebrate 10th Anniversary of THE MERCY SUITEPulitzer Prize-Winner Yusef Komunyakaa & Global Soul Music Creator Tomas Doncker Celebrate 10th Anniversary of THE MERCY SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

In late 2007, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa came together with his close friend, no wave guitar hero and Global Soul Music creator Tom s Doncker, to create an original musical masterpiece titled The Mercy Suite. In celebration of the work's 10th Anniversary, La MaMa Experimental Theater Club will present a one-night-only presentation of The Mercy Suite at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 East 4th Street, second floor) on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 7:00pm. (more...)

High Octane Ibsen! Black Box Presents PEER GYNTHigh Octane Ibsen! Black Box Presents PEER GYNT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

December 20, 2017: The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education in the heart of Teaneck, NJ just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

La MaMa To Present World Premiere Of THE PILL, A New Family Memoir Play Conceived By Marla MaseLa MaMa To Present World Premiere Of THE PILL, A New Family Memoir Play Conceived By Marla Mase
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

La MaMa (Mia Yoo, Artistic Director), the multiple Obie, Drama Desk and Bessie Award-winning Off-Broadway theater, announces the world premiere of The Pill, conceived by Marla Mase and written by The Family. A family memoir featuring original music by composer and producer Tom s Doncker of True Groove, performances of The Pill will begin Thursday, January 25. This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, February 4. (more...)

JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL Continues Kids Series at Black Box PACJUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL Continues Kids Series at Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education - in the heart of Teaneck, NJ- just a quick ride over the George Washington Bridge. (more...)

Gripping Adaptation of John Fowles' THE COLLECTOR Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

59E59 Theaters hosts the NY premiere of THE COLLECTOR, adapted from John Fowles' novel by Mark Healy, directed by Lisa Milinazzo. Produced by Nine Theatricals and Roebuck Theatrical, THE COLLECTOR plays a limited engagement through Sunday, November 13. Press opening is tonight, November 1 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Gripping Adaptation of John Fowles' THE COLLECTOR Arrives Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the NY premiere of THE COLLECTOR, adapted from John Fowles' novel by Mark Healy, directed by Lisa Milinazzo. (more...)

Gripping Adaptation of John Fowles' THE COLLECTOR to Arrive Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the NY premiere of THE COLLECTOR, adapted from John Fowles' novel by Mark Healy, directed by Lisa Milinazzo. (more...)

BAD JEWS to Launch 2016-17 at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Black Box Studios presents the first fully­produced show of the 2016­-17 season, Black Box Studios' inaugural season of professional theatre: a new production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon (B'way 2016-­17 season: Significant Other), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's Artistic Director, Matt Okin. (more...)

BAD JEWS to Launch 2016-17 at BBPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Black Box Studios presents the first fully­produced show of the 2016­-17 season, Black Box Studios' inaugural season of professional theatre: a new production of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon (B'way 2016-­17 season: Significant Other), directed by Black Box Performing Arts Center's Artistic Director, Matt Okin. (more...)

Black Box Studios and True Groove Records to Present DIANA & NAVY & THE GOLDEN TOOTH, 6/22-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Black Box Studios and True Groove Records, present Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth, with book and lyrics by Phoebe Nir, music by Tomas Doncker, directed by Matt Okin; with musical direction by Tomas Doncker and choreography by Michelle Puskas. Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth will play a two-week limited engagement at The Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Dr, Teaneck, NJ 07666). (more...)

Black Box Studios and True Groove Records' DIANA & NAVY & THE GOLDEN TOOTH Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Black Box Studios and True Groove Records, present Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth, with book and lyrics by Phoebe Nir, music by Tomas Doncker, directed by Matt Okin; with musical direction by Tomas Doncker and choreography by Michelle Puskas. Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth plays a two-week limited engagement at The Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Dr, Teaneck, NJ 07666). (more...)

Black Box Studios and True Groove Records to Present DIANA & NAVY & THE GOLDEN TOOTH, 6/22-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Black Box Studios and True Groove Records, present Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth, with book and lyrics by Phoebe Nir, music by Tomas Doncker, directed by Matt Okin; with musical direction by Tomas Doncker and choreography by Michelle Puskas. Diana & Navy & The Golden Tooth will play a two-week limited engagement at The Black Box Performing Arts Center (200 Walraven Dr, Teaneck, NJ 07666). (more...)

Rumer Willis, Jennifer Diamond and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Blue Note Jazz Club Announces Sept 2013 Shows - Cassandra Wilson, Joe Sample & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

Blue Note Jazz Club, the iconic Greenwich Village jazz and blues venue that offers live musical performances every night of the week, is proud to announce an impressive roster of acts this September. Each performer is scheduled for two shows per night, 8:00 pm and 10:30 pm, unless otherwise noted. Doors open at 6:00 pm and reservations are strongly suggested. Tickets are $30 at the bar, $45 for table reservations. (more...)