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Laura Pels Theatre

(New York, NY)
Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Blending humour, brutality and clowning, Bert and Nasi attempt to overcome what divides them in a surreal show for surreal times, using their personal and professional relationship as a jumping off point to explore polarisation. Following three performances in the last week of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where Bert and Nasi also performed their Total Theatre Award winning new show THE END, ONE comes to BAC to complete the trilogy that began with Eurohouse and Palmyra. The pair will perform all three shows on the 19th October.
by Student Blogger: Tina Crane - Sep 30, 2019
So, you've finally moved up to the big leagues, college. You've had time to settle in, decorate your dorm, and put up your playbills but, now what? Sure, classes are keeping you busy enough, and you've become friends with your roommates but, what should you do with your free time?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Due to popular demand, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will extend the riotous comedy The 39 Steps, adding three additional performancesa?"2pm and 8pm Saturday, September 21, and 2pm Sunday, September 22.
by Marianka Swain - Sep 27, 2019
Caryl Churchill returns with a new quartet of shorts a?' and, at 81, she's still one of the most daring, formally inventive and linguistically dexterous playwrights working today. There's never any sense that her work could slide into another medium; it requires theatre's abstract arena, its live-wire liveness, the crucial space for an audience to bring their own readings, and the very act of storytelling unfolding.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
David Mitchell is to make his West End debut next year in Ben Elton's stage adaptation of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom, Upstart Crow. This all-new comedy - written especially for the stage - will see Mitchell once more don the bald wig and bardish coddling pouch in his iconic characterisation of Will Shakespeare. Tickets go on sale at 12noon TODAY from UpstartCrowTheComedy.com
by Jared Reynolds - Sep 24, 2019
To many, the idea of a courtroom drama is boring and uneventful. But to others, the idea of a court case being presented on stage is intellectually thrilling as you get to follow the conversations and watch information get teased and extracted over time. The key to a successful courtroom drama is to keep it intellectually thrilling while highlighting the moments of action to keep the distracted focused.
by Sean Fallon - Sep 23, 2019
On Saturday, September 21, I had the pleasure of seeing Neil Simon's THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL as put on by the Castle Craig Players at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, in Meriden, CT.  This hilarious comedy is directed by Pam Amodio and features a highly talented cast of three who gel together wonderfully with each other.
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
Rising singer/songwriter Emma White released her latest EP, The Actress, now available on all digital platforms. She treated fans to an early taste of the project when three out of the six tracks - a?oeThat's Why I Drink,a?? a?oeSeriously Casual,a?? and a?oeMarried Mana?? - premiered exclusively with Taste of Country (9/17), The Boot (9/18) and Wide Open Country (9/19). The EP marks the first project release for White's co-owned label Whitehouse Records, which launched in May and was established with co-founder and Nashville entrepreneur Jennifer Coyle to invest in fellow female artists. 
by TV Scoop - Sep 17, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of A MILLION LITTLE THINGS, airing on ABC on Thursday, October 3, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??SPACE on Ryder Farm--a nonprofit residency program and organic farm located on the grounds of a 224-year-old family homestead in Putnam County, New York--announced that applications for 2020 residency programs are now open.
by Vicki Trask - Sep 11, 2019
RENT tells the story of six New York artists struggling to survive at the end of the millennium. With a plot so complicated, it could be an opera (Puccini's La Bohéme), RENT is also a classic and one dear to many theatre-lovers' hearts. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, this 20th Anniversary tour is a story that speaks to audiences young and old.
by Michael Dale - Oct 6, 2019
Slave Play ventures into subject matter the likes of which this playgoer has never seen presented on Broadway, and does so in a bold, even outlandish manner that should be admired and welcomed. This older straight white critic won't claim to get everything the 30-year-old gay African-American playwright is saying, but if voices like his-those that have long been nurtured and developed by non-profit Off-Broadway-can be commercially successful on Broadway, the fabled boulevard can advance just a little closer to truly being the artistic center of American theatre.
by Don Grigware - Oct 4, 2019
Renowned magician Siegfried Tieber, who was a sensation on television with Penn and Teller, is about to perform a new show Red Thread in downtown Los Angeles Oct. 3 a?' Nov. 10. The interesting part is that there are only 6 shows per week for 6 weeks and ... only 34 guests will make up the audience for each show. In our conversation he explains the show and why it must be performed in an intimate space. Tell our readers about your fascinating background. Your father came from Austria and your mother from Colombia. You grew up in Ecuador. How did magic become a part of your childhood? When did it become more important to you than anything else?
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 3, 2019
The daring, cutting edge performance artist is back at Joe's Pub with a sequel to her 2013 rape culture show Asking For It.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Center Theatre Group has selected participants for the 2019-2020 L.A. Writers' Workshop, where local playwrights are invited to spend eight months in residence at the company researching and writing new works with the feedback from artistic staff and their fellow writers. The workshop, administrated by Center Theatre Group's Artistic Department, is designed to foster new voices, inspire playwrights to create their best work, encourage bold writing and build relationships among local playwrights, Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles theatre community. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Festive fare might not be on the menu many places yet this year, but with only a month to go until Puss in Boots opens at the Belgrade Theatre, Birmingham's Kitty Café has been serving Christmas Puddings early thanks to a special visit from the stars of this year's panto.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
The bold and often hilarious new play, ADMISSIONS, written by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), is the opening production of Square One Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season. Described as having “the force of a bulldozer and the precision of a scalpel' (Metro) and this “Sharp. Thoughtful” (Evening Standard), ADMISSIONS will leave the audience “questioning the status quo,”
by Kathy Strain - Oct 26, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS has won many awards over the years including seven Tony Awards. CATS has been rediscovered by audiences everywhere and will be coming to San Antonio, Texas and the Majestic Theatre from October 29-November 3, 2019. BWW caught up with Timothy Gulan who plays the part of Bustopher Jones among other cats. He shared with us some fun backstage secrets including make-up and costume preparations.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Hear ye, hear ye, fair city of New York; Los Angeles's premier musical comedy collective -- Robot Teammate -- announces a triumphant return to SoHo Playhouse this holiday season to share their wee original British-ish musical comedy, POCKETS. This funny, fresh, and festive musical premiered to a completely sold out run at the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival, where it was awarded Best Musical, Best World Premiere, Critics' Choice, and Producers' Encore.
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Filming has started on the brand-new drama, January 22nd (w/t).
by Vicki Trask - Oct 21, 2019
Iceland, the Governor-General Award-winning play by Nicolas Billon, presents three monologues to tell the same story of greed, desire, and need. First, we meet an escort trying to make a new life and send money back home to her family. Then, a business man who believes that everything and everyone can bought. And finally, a devoutly religious woman whose intentions were more honorable than her actions.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Today dick clark productions, Tubefilter and YouTube announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Streamy Awards. The 2019 awards ceremony will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Friday, December 13 and will stream live globally and exclusively on YouTube via YouTube.com/streamys.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 9, 2019
The day Hurricane Sanders and Tornado Borghesi met and the spontaneous combustion gave birth to an all-female, laugh a minute, musical overload of cabaret brilliance...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
It has been 30 years since SKITTLES® launched its iconic 'Taste the Rainbow' tagline, and over the years, fans have found new and different ways to enjoy their SKITTLES. On the heels of Halloween, the brand is releasing findings from a survey of Americans nationwide to uncover the hidden meaning behind the various ways people eat SKITTLES.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 11, 2019
It was their turn. The talented and charming employees of Feinstein's/54 Below had their moment in the spotlight during their Hallowe'en themed staff show. And the SRO crowd had the time of their lives.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Los Altos Youth Theatre proudly presents its summer musical production, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, featuring an age-appropriate cast, including three adults. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, this show has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor.
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2019
On Tuesday night's episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, James becomes distracted dring his London edition of Dogs in Sunglasses. He starts to think of Jake Gyllenhaal, who had to cancel his appearance on the show. James starts to sing an an ode to the talented, kind and handsome actor, in the style of Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Love of All,' but then he's greeted by a surprise when Jake Gyllenhaal makes a special appearance.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Festival Baltimore proudly presents a solo recital with Brooklyn-based virtuoso pianist Beth Levin on Saturday, June 29th at 7:30pm at Linehan Concert Hall at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Levin is celebrated as a bold interpreter of challenging works, from the Romantic canon to leading modernist composers.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 50th Anniversary Season with the Olivier Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps. This hilarious, high-speed spoof of Alfred Hitchcock's silver-screen classic hurtles a notorious fugitive and a breathtaking blonde from a London music hall to Scotland's most remote highlands crawling with devious spies. With a mysteriously murdered agent, a wicked plot to destroy England, and a race against the clock to stop it, this brilliantly funny show is a tribute to the master's greatest films. Directed by Leslie Martinson, The 39 Steps features four fearless actors playing 139 roles, stretching the boundaries of theatrical invention.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 29, 2019
BWW catches up with Two Hearts to chat about bringing The Comeback Tour to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 23, 2019
First recorded in 1969, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT with music and lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, finally opened Off-Broadway in November 1981 and then moved to The Great White Way in January 1982 where the production received six Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Book and Score. This ever-popular musical based on the a?oeCoat of Many Colorsa?? story from the Bible's Book of Genesis failed to win even one Tony, but has gone on to be one of the most popular, family-friendly stories with actors of all ages involved in the big-scale production performed around the world. Now being presented as the 40th production by The Aerospace Players, directed by John Woodcock and Angela Asch (who also choreographed the show), the dedicated (and all volunteer) cast features stand-out performances by many in the leading roles who make the story as fun to watch as it is entertaining.
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
On September 6, 2019 singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jake Clemons will release his sophomore album, Eyes On The Horizon, produced by Jake Hull and Clemons and mixed by legendary and award winning producer Eddie Kramer ( Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Beatles etc.,) and distributed by BFD / The Orchard. The ten song collection has Clemons once again creating a new chapter and taking it a step further by adding his voice to those seeking to find clarity in a complicated world and expanding both his musical vision and philosophical perspective. 
by Emily McClanathan - Jul 22, 2019
Dave Malloy's staged song cycle GHOST QUARTET is a madcap romp through seven centuries of mythology, folk tales, gothic horror stories, murder ballads, and more. Described in the lyrics as a 'circular story,' the nonlinear plot follows four friends through interweaving stories that include two sisters in a murderous love triangle, a modern-day subway platform homicide, and retellings of Arabian Nights and Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. Malloy's musical influences are as eclectic as his literary sources, and fans will recognize many of the styles present in his best-known work, the Tony Award-winning NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.  
by Braden Allison - Jul 20, 2019
To continue their tradition of producing a classic musical during the summer, the South Bend Civic Theatre presented Oliver! with a cast of more than 40 people to filled audiences. The tone of the show was instantly set with a wonderfully charming London bridge designed by Jeff Barrick. Unfortunately the tone was then smashed by a horribly electric sounding music track of the overture with trumpets that were more reminiscent of synthesizers than anything else. This confusing clash continued throughout the production leading to a mixed bag of a show. More clarification on that thought later.
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 19, 2019
There's an old saying from W.C. Fields that says 'Never work with animals or children'. This quote is often assumed to mean that a performer should avoid this, as children and animals can be quite unpredictable and/or unreliable. But based on what I saw on stage during Goodspeed Musicals' latest production of the new musical BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, I think W.C. Fields may have issued this warning because said animals and children just might steal the show right out from under you. In its second production of the season, Goodspeed has opted to mount a relatively new work and introduce audiences to the heartwarming story of two 'Strays', a girl and her dog, on the very same stage where another girl and her dog (ANNIE) premiered 43 years ago. The result? A touching musical that delivers an important message delivered by a strong cast led (yes, led) by an extremely loveable (and talented) canine.
by Sean Fallon - Jul 19, 2019
On Thursday, July 18, I had the pleasure of seeing America's East Coast Premiere of BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA, as put on by Thrown Stone, at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, in Ridgefield, CT.  This play, written by Anna Moench, is yet another brilliant selection by Thrown Stone, bringing a meaningful show to a new audience.   Under the phenomenal direction of Jason Peck, this highly talented two person cast of J.R. Sullivan and Melisa Breiner-Sanders who portray father and daughter, respectively, have such an excellent stage chemistry with each other that, combined with the intimate setting of the venue makes it easy for the audience to forget that we are watching a show, and not eye-witnessing a real father and daughter interacting.  
by Marc Savitt - Jul 17, 2019
The sometimes confusing, amusing, and thought-provoking play premiered in 1942. This production has been freshened up a bit and includes modern references some of which are particularly relevant to the Berkshires. The main characters are George and Maggie Antrobus, their two children, Henry and Gladys, and Sabina, who appears as the family's maid in the first and third acts, and as a beauty queen temptress in the second act. The play's action takes place in a relatively modern setting but is full of anachronisms reaching back to prehistoric times.
by Ashlee Reck - Jul 16, 2019
Actors ages 6-60 often get their start on the local stage whether it be church, school, or community theatre. Stepping out of your comfort zone and in to the spotlight can be daunting, especially when you don't know what to fully expect. This guide is all you need to know about community theatre from a seasoned performer. Most community theatres are low pressure environments and excellent places to get some theatre experience in as they tend to be more forgiving and can relieve some of the stress that new actors feel when taking on a role. For example, you most likely won't be chewed out if you're a little late getting off book or if you can't pick up the choreography at lightning speed. People understand that no one is getting paid, everyone has other jobs and commitments, and you'll do the best you can with the resources you have.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 11, 2019
Last night at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue), Broadway star and recording artist Luba Mason (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed, recently earned a Lucille Lortel nomination for her role in the acclaimed Public Theater production of Girl From The North Country) premiered a new Broadway-centric concert, Luba Mason - 5' 10' with the pianist & music director to so many Broadway stars and legendary singers, Billy Stritch!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 11, 2019
Ahead of bringing his new show, 'The Interdimensional ABK', to the Edinburgh Fringe, flaming red head and Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017, Alasdair Beckett-King, had a chat with us here at Broadway World.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the brand-new Rave Theater Festival is set to launch later this week, running August 9-25, 2019 at Clemente Soto Veléz Cultural and Educational Center (107 Suffolk Street) on the Lower East Side. For its introductory year, Rave Theater Festival has selected a diverse roster of plays, musicals, family-friendly shows, and cross-disciplinary projects.
by Monica Moore - Aug 6, 2019
Watching the groundlings interact with the cast on Saturday night was heartening. Young people fully engaged and wanting more - eager to participate in all the goings-on. Yes! Frivolity, flippancy and folly hit the mark with the full audience despite Auckland turning on it's coldest and windiest weather that could have easily distracted and derailed. But the weather was no competitor for the waves made from leaf blowers, the stylised french sailors, the stunning costumes (Valentine's was my new all time favourite ever) and the general tomfoolery highlighted within this great yarn of disguise and dissipation (whether calculated or heart-felt)
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Aug 31, 2019
Visiting the Great White Way is any musical theatre lover's dream. Last July, that dream came true for 13 winners of Indonesia Menuju Broadway (IMB) as they attended musical theatre workshop on Broadway. Now they return to perform WHAT I DID FOR LOVE, a musical showcase featuring Broadway hits.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 31, 2019
Staged on a brilliantly creative two-setting, split-level scenic design by Dane Laffrey which includes a scene-dividing projected face on a screen on which the most extraordinary, ever-changing, light-flashing and color-changing eyes appear, this inventive retelling of a sharp, subversive fable debates how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to come by beginning when a charming Devil (Evan Jonigkeit, a black-clad, roguishly perfect scene stealer) arrives in the quiet village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes. But which of the five inhabitants will agree to sell their soul to attain whatever it is they think will make them happiest?
by Shari Barrett - Aug 28, 2019
I'M NOT A COMEDIANa?? I'M LENNY BRUCE focuses on the life and battles of the undisputed comic legend, one of the greatest stand-up artists of the 20th Century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and, of course, comedy, becoming a true inspiration for hundreds of comics who followed his lead in speaking the truth about our out-of-whack society. During the 90-minute show, now more tightly presented so scenes seem to flow effortlessly, Marmo authentically inhabited the great passion and great pain Bruce endured in his tempestuous personal and professional lives, as well as his unwavering commitment to free speech which led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests.
by Zac Thriffiley - Aug 24, 2019
Matt Lyle's A 3D ADVENTURE more than lives up to its title, providing audiences with a madcap rush of scenes filled with action and laughter. But much like a hastily edited fight sequence, the story often feels clunky and uneven, privileging easy gimmicks over dramatic development.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
 On September 20, New York native, Bill Scorzari, independently releases his third full-length album of all original music titled, Now I'm Free. His sound is gritty, raw and at times, downright sad. His songs transition through a multitude of emotions, with themes centered on the experiences of the human condition. Of his music, some say it's spoken word, and others, an amalgam of the voice of Tom Waits, the delivery of Sam Baker, and the soul of Kris Kristofferson. In his lyrics, there is a poetic grace, a calming and resigned wisdom of acceptance that shines through the wistful melancholy of hope, and breaks free. No Depression wrote, a?oeBill Scorzari is a force. His songwriting is stellar, his picking above par and his voice fits his songs perfectly.'