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Promenade Theatre

(New York, NY)
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by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2019
Birmingham Hippodrome will be hosting a packed week of activities to celebrate the theatre's rich history as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival from Saturday 14 September.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2019
Last night, the second round of Creative Arts Emmys were awarded!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017
Dito van Reigersberg, best known for his work with Pig Iron Theatre Company and as his alter-ego, cabaret queen Martha Graham Cracker, is set to star in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar. van Reigersberg replaces previously announced John Jarboe after Jarboe's departure to join Arden Theatre Company's production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016
Buyer & Cellar is a one man show in which one actor plays six different characters, including Barbra Streisand.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 22, 2020
On Sunday, November 8, three very special new friends of Los Altos Stage Company will present a very special performance as a fundraising event for the Company.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016
'Buyer and Cellar' is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies') as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement!
by Steve Feeney - Oct 17, 2016
John Cariani's play services those seeking a restart.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016
Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founding Artistic Director Steve Maler is pleased to welcome the return of Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to the Sorenson stage for the staged reading of Bertolt Brecht's drama Fear and Misery in the Third Reich.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016
'Buyer and Cellar' is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies') as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement!
by Tori Hartshorn - Nov 8, 2018
Acclaimed songwriter, singer, film & television composer and Shudder To Think frontman Craig Wedren will release an expanded version of his most recent albumAdult Desire on November 16. Today, he reveals a new single from Adult Desire Expanded, 'Into The Blue Sky (Acoustic Demo),' which was penned with Chris Cornell in mind as a possible collaboration between the two friends. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016
"Buyer and Cellar" is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar stars Nick Cearley ("The Skivvies") as a struggling Los Angeles actor who finds himself working in Barbra Streisand's basement!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016
Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announce additional performers of the nonprofit's Benefit Gala Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition on November 7th at Gotham Hall in New York.
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 28, 2016
Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Jonathan Tolins' BUYER & CELLAR, captured live on-stage at Westport Country Playhouse, Monday, December 5 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016
Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, opens tonight, November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
Acclaimed songwriter, singer, film & television composer and Shudder To Think frontman Craig Wedren will release an expanded version of his most recent albumAdult Desire on November 16. Today, he reveals a new single from Adult Desire Expanded, 'Into The Blue Sky (Acoustic Demo),' which was penned with Chris Cornell in mind as a possible collaboration between the two friends. 
by Julie Musbach - May 9, 2018
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director), an award-winning company presenting Shakespeare alongside other classic and contemporary drama at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Downtown Brooklyn, is pleased to announce its 2018-19 season-the 39th since its founding in 1979.
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016
The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May.
by Tyler Peterson - May 2, 2016
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team of the World Premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, A New Play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production will run May 31-June 19.
by Tyler Peterson - May 19, 2016
The original Off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' will take the stage of Westport Country Playhouse, June 14 - July 3. 
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016
The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run this month.
by Greer Firestone - May 13, 2020
There is no one in the tri-state region with more live theater experience than Bob Kelly, Artistic Director at Candlelight Dinner Theatre. Founded in 1969 by John and Lena O'Toole and Julian and Annabelle Borris, it quickly became a nexus for hundreds of aspiring actors, where all were inspired to self-invent and where ambition was oxygen.
by Jennifer McHugh - Mar 7, 2016
Remember the good old days when THE WALKING DEAD would give you a few breather episodes between the tense, stressful ones? Yeah, so those days are gone. I'm pretty sure I didn't breathe in the last ten minutes.
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 24, 2016
Hennepin Theatre Trust presents BUYER & CELLAR, the outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things and the oddest of odd jobs at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) March 31-April 24, 2016. The New York Post praised the show as "fantastically funny" when it premiered off-Broadway in April 2013. The Minneapolis production stars local actor Sasha Andreev as "Alex Moore" and is directed by critically acclaimed Wendy Knox.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben.
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 27, 2016
Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008.
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 10, 2016
According to Deadline, GREASE LIVE!'s writer Jonathan Tolins is currently at work on a limited series, centered around the abduction of Patty Hearst.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016
Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham presents the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben, beginning today, June 1.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 31, 2018
Houston Grand Opera presents Bernstein's West Side Story (April 20 - May 6), Bellini's Norma (April 27 - May 11), and return of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (May 17, 19, 20) at HGO Resilience Theater World's first mariachi opera returns after New York triumph Houston, January 29, 2018 - Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the first major American opera house production of Leonard Bernstein ' s landmark musical West Side Story, April 20 - May 6, and Bellini's vocal powerhouse Norma, April 27 - May 11, in the HGO Resil i ence Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 16, 2019
Portland favorite Nick Cearley returns to The Armory to reprise his role as a fictional shop-boy in Barbra Streisand's real-life shopping mall in Jonathan Tolins' hilarious comedy Buyer & Cellar. Cearley (Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors) has performed the play across the country, playing Alex More - the out of work actor who says yes to a mysterious job and ends up in the basement of a legend - along with the rotating cast of characters who fill Alex's life, including Barbra Streisand.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 16, 2018
Rubicon Theatre Company presents the outrageously funny, critically-acclaimed comedy Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins. The production is directed by Ovation Award-winner Stephanie A. Coltrin and stars award-winning actor and Rubicon's Associate Artistic Director Brian McDonald. Inspired by Barbra Streisand's book My Passion for Design, Tolins' one-man, tour-de-force is described by the N.Y. Times as a seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Best Play, this Off-Broadway sensation follows a struggling actor named Alex who winds up working for an unnamed show-business legend in her Malibu basement mall. An unlikely friendship develops between the two from which Alex learns profound lessons about himself.
by Keith Waits - Feb 24, 2017
'Collaboration' has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with that company.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 21, 2018
Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the very funny play by Jonathan Tolins, Buyer & Cellar. Sponsored by Ray & Sonia McGowan, Bill & Judy Schneebeck, and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group, Buyer & Cellar performs on the Waxlax Stage from March 20 - April 8, 2018.
by Macon Prickett - Feb 20, 2018
SMASHING PUMPKINS recreate their famous SIAMESE DREAM album cover with original models. The band posted the photo of the girls all grown up on their official instagram. 
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 10, 2016
This spring, the hilarious Off-Broadway hit, Buyer and Cellar by Jonathan Tolins comes to NCTC, starring acclaimed performer and frequent NCTC collaborator, J. Conrad Frank, most recently at NCTC with his acclaimed performance in Charles Busch's Die Mommie Die!. Rebecca Longworth directs. In this uproarious comedy, an unemployed actor is thrust into a close relationship with Barbra Streisand when he is hired to watch over a mall of shoppes she has built in a cellar on her Malibu compound. Soon it begins to take a toll on his patience, his love life, and his view of people (who need people). As Entertainment Weekly declares, 'This show will go down like 'butta'!'
by Alan Henry - Dec 26, 2017
BroadwayWorld has learned that Beth Leavel will lead The Muny's production of GYPSY as Mama Rose! The production will feature direction by Rob Ruggiero, choreography by Ralph Perkins, and music direction by James Moore.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 20, 2018
Portland favorite Nick Cearley returns to The Armory to reprise his role as a fictional shop-boy in Barbara Streisand's real-life shopping mall in Jonathan Tolins' hilarious comedy Buyer & Cellar. Cearley (Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors) has performed the play across the country, playing Alex More - the out of work actor who says yes to a mysterious job and ends up in the basement of a legend - along with the rotating cast of characters who fill Alex's life, including Barbra Streisand.
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 16, 2015
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) is excited to present the hilariously funny Colorado premiere of Buyer & Cellar Jan 14?24, written by Johnathan Tolins, starring Sammy Gleason and directed by Cory Moosman. Grab your pals and get ready for this hilarious fictional Off?Broadway hit.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015
BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous new one-man comedy about an out of work actor who signs up to take on the oddest of odd-jobs: the only shopkeeper in the private shopping mall beneath Barbra Streisand's Malibu mansion. Will she get him his big break? Or will life with the demanding diva try his patience and his love life? This campy comedy, directed by Darren Sextro, features KC's favorite Bat Boy, Seth Golay as Alex More.
by Misha Davenport - Aug 9, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016
Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
Dito van Reigersberg, best known for his work with Pig Iron Theatre Company and as his alter-ego, cabaret queen Martha Graham Cracker, is set to star in Jonathan Tolins' one-man comedy Buyer & Cellar. van Reigersberg replaces previously announced John Jarboe after Jarboe's departure to join Arden Theatre Company's production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016
The divisive world of Washington D.C. politics moves to center stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts when Anthony Giardina's searing political comic drama THE CITY OF CONVERSATION opens for a limited run in May.
by Teresa Budasi - Apr 7, 2016
Folks of a certain age might remember Hazel, the spunky, middle-aged maid upon which a 1960s television sitcom was based. Now, 50 years later, she's on stage, taking care of the same family, only this time she's cracking wise via song and dance.
by Greer Firestone - Apr 4, 2018
If memory serves, way back in 1987 the movie DIRTY DANCING sizzled with sexual energy, engendered by the super charged chemistry between the poster boy of charisma, Patrick Swayze and the naive Baby, who liquifies under his charms as quickly as a Rita's water ice in July.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! And welcome to April 27 - aka #TheatreThursday - during which we ask the musical question: With 13 shows in the 2016-17 Broadway Season, which shows will be forgotten come Tony Award-nomination day (which is next week, if memory serves) and sink under the weight of all the swell competition? Think about it, people! What are your favorites for Tony glory this year? We'll be sure to send you an invitation to our Tony Party!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2018
At a time when our nation is wrestling with tough questions about immigration, Houston Grand Opera is bringing back its bilingual production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna / To Cross the Face of the Moon, a moving story that chronicles the joys and struggles of three generations of a family divided between countries and cultures through the rich melodies of mariachi. HGO presents three special performances on May 17, 19, and 20 in the HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Composed by Jose 'Pepe' Martinez with libretto by Leonard Foglia and known as the world's first mariachi opera, Cruzar has been performed to audiences around the world, including in New York City in January 2018. HGO's production will feature the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos. Tickets for these productions at the HGO Resilience Theater in the George R. Brown Convention Center are available at HGO.org. Parking is available at the Avenida North Garage located at 1815 Rusk Street, across from Resilience Theater. A sky bridge connects the parking garage to the GRB, and clear signage directs patrons to the theater. More information about parking can be found here.
by MATTHEW BLANK - Apr 14, 2017
I have met Master Sondheim exactly three times in my life.  Twice was just in passing at various press events.  But the third time, I found myself sidled up next to him at the Glass House Tavern on 47th Street and actually got a chance to chat with the man.