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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015
Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances began at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, last night September 8, and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Ehrhardt onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse, will continue its tradition of bringing the 'Best of the Fests' for extended runs at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NYC) with its celebrated Fringe Encore Series, taking place from September 5 - October 22, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the first round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series. The first set of productions hail from Adelaide, Brighton, and Hollywood Fringe Festivals and will take place between September 5 - October 22, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the first round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the final round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014
In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival.
by Roger Martin - Sep 30, 2014
Debra Ehrhardt enters through the blackout curtains and she's got you. You're trapped, wrapped and for eighty minutes completely under the spell of this magical storyteller.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse recently announced the final round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series. This completes this year's selection of productions hailing from Adelaide, Brighton, Hollywood, Edinburgh and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals and takes place now through October 22, 2017. You are invited to escape into the wonderful world of Fafi D'Alour and The Delinquents, an evening of exquisite performance and sensual titillation.
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 21, 2015
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will now begin performances on Friday October 30th, 2015 in Felder's Chicago theatrical home, the Royal George Theatre , 1641 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. Having broken all box office records in its World Premiere at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin makes its Midwest Premiere in a strictly limited pre-NYC and continuing National Tour engagement. The British import I FOUND MY HORN was originally scheduled for this presentation slot.  However, due to scheduling issues across the pond, I FOUND MY HORN will now appear in the spring slot at the Royal George Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014
Absolutely Filthy, the winner of 3 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards (Overall Play, Actor and Audience Favorite) will join the 10th Annual FringeNYC Encore Series. This unauthorized parody of the classic cartoon Peanuts which envisions what the beloved characters might be like in their 30's will run October 1-5 at SoHo Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse recently announced the final round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series. This completes this year's selection of productions hailing from Adelaide, Brighton, Hollywood, Edinburgh and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals and takes place now through October 22, 2017. You are invited to escape into the wonderful world of Fafi D'Alour and The Delinquents, an evening of exquisite performance and sensual titillation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015
With over 200 shows presented at FringeNYC Festival and 900 at Edinburgh Fringe, it's hard to be in the know about what's worth seeing. Even worse is having missed the show everyone is talking about post festival. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Fringe Encore Series will present some of the most critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing shows from both festivals. But more importantly, pinpoints and cultivates the theater talent of tomorrow.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015
Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances began at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, on September 8 and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will now begin performances tonight October 30th, 2015 in Felder's Chicago theatrical home, the Royal George Theatre , 1641 N. Halsted Street, Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017
Remaining show are Fruit Flies Like a Banana: World Tour, Kafika and Son, Just Like Life and Turbulence!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014
Absolutely Filthy, the winner of 3 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards (Overall Play, Actor and Audience Favorite) will join the 10th Annual FringeNYC Encore Series. This unauthorized parody of the classic cartoon Peanuts which envisions what the beloved characters might be like in their 30's will run today, October 1-5 at SoHo Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015
Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Friday, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. A special New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne and dessert reception with the artists.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017
Actor/musician, Jeremy Ebenstein, through story and song, takes audiences through his humorous, inspiring, yet often heartbreaking story of living a life with Asperger's Syndrome.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2018
Actor/musician, Jeremy Ebenstein, through story and song, takes audiences through his humorous, inspiring, yet often heartbreaking story of living a life with Asperger's Syndrome. Pain In My Asperger's is playing this June as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival at The Lounge Theater (Lounge 2), 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038.
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018
Hannah Gadsby's critically acclaimed and multi-award winning show, Nanette, has been extended for the third time running off-Broadway at The SoHo Playhouse. The new set of NYC performances will run June 20 through June 30 following two Los Angeles performances at Largo on June 6 and 7, 2018. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, SoHo Playhouse, Barrow Street Productions and Token Events, tickets are on sale now for all performances.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016
NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015
After a successful five-star-rated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and a two month run with the 2014 Edinburgh Encore series at SoHo Playhouse, the theater's Artistic Director, Darren Lee Cole, is proud to announce the final extension of Rap Guide to Religion with its final performance on May 3rd, 2015.
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 7, 2016
?Cock Tales: Shame on Me! From award-winning solo artist and writer of the internationally acclaimed Jamaica Farewell, comes Debra Ehrhardt's new play, Cock Tales: Shame on Me!  The 80-minute show is based on true stories of up close and personal encounters with those very complicated members of the opposite sex. Ms Ehrhardt's colorful history of a lifetime of encounters with a world full of testosterone-fueled gentlemen--and not-so-gentle-men-has given her plenty of "source material" from which to create a memorable evening of theater.  From her early years as a young girl raised in a religious family, through her sexual awakening as a young adult, she takes us on a bumpy ride over a funny, sexy and emotionally rocky road.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 14, 2018
The final off-Broadway performances of Hannah Gadsby's critically acclaimed and multi-award winning show, Nanette, are scheduled for June 20 - 30 at SoHo Playhouse.  Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, SoHo Playhouse, Barrow Street Productions and Token Events, tickets are on sale now for all performances. 
by Julie Musbach - Jun 12, 2018
Hershey Felder returns to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Artswith Beethoven, directed by Joel Zwick, from July 27 to August 12, 2018. This new production is based on the original Aus dem Schwarzspanierhausby Dr. Gerhard von Breuning with text by Felder and features some of Beethoven's greatest compositions from his keyboard works such as the "Emperor Concerto" to the 5thand 9thSymphonies, his keyboard sonatas, and chamber music. The Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen production is an extraordinary one-man musical play that brings the composer to life as it dramatizes the true story of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Maestro's side as the son of Beethoven's best friend.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014
Show Palace Entertainment presents FOREVER PLAID, running July 19 - August 24, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 6, 2015
Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances begin at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, on Tuesday September 8, and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. All tickets are $50 for all performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015
With over 200 shows presented at FringeNYC Festival and 900 at Edinburgh Fringe, it's hard to be in the know about what's worth seeing. Even worse is having missed the show everyone is talking about post festival. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Fringe Encore Series will present some of the most critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing shows from both festivals. But more importantly, pinpoints and cultivates the theater talent of tomorrow.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the first round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series. The first set of productions hail from Adelaide, Brighton, and Hollywood Fringe Festivals and will take place between September 5 - October 22, 2017.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2019
Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 60 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Fourth Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full month of free performances, workshops, readings, music and poetry in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival. The BFF's primary focus will be on Santa Monica and Los Angeles-based artists.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014
Show Palace Entertainment presents FOREVER PLAID, running tonight, July 19 - August 24, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse, will continue its tradition of bringing the 'Best of the Fests' for extended runs at the SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NYC) with its celebrated Fringe Encore Series, taking place from September 5 - October 22, 2017.
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 5, 2016
MusicaNova Orchestra begins the New Year with a bang, presenting events in each of its three concert series in a two-week span, January 10 - 24th at venues around the Valley. Performances include a high-energy, all-American band on January 10 in a collaborative concert in Scottsdale; two Valley virtuosos in recital on January 16 in a Young Artist Concert in south Phoenix; and the MusicaNova Orchestra performing works from modern American composers on January 24 in the Phoenix Central Arts District.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2018
Australian comedian, Hannah Gadsby, will make her New York City debut with her multi-award winning and critically acclaimed show, Nanette,opening Friday, March 9 at SoHo Playhouse and running for five weeks only. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, SoHo Playhouse, Barrow Street Productions and Token Events, tickets go on sale on Thursday, January 25 at 10:00 AM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016
NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2020
This spring, SoHo Playhouse Inc. (Darren Lee Cole producing artistic director) and F.C.C. (Flow, Create and Connect) will present Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, the award-winning play by Samoan poet Tusiata Avia and directed by Anapela Polata'ivao. Wild Dogs Under My Skirt plays a limited six-week engagement April 16 - May 24 at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NYC). The official opening is Thursday, April 30 at 7:30PM. Tickets are available online at www.sohoplayhouse.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016
NYC-based Canadian playwright and 'peer reviewed rapper' Baba Brinkman ('Astonishing and brilliant' - NY Times) is gearing up for the U.S debut of RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS at the SoHo Playhouse in downtown Manhattan, under the direction of Darren Lee Cole, Artistic Director.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2018
The work and life of legendary artist and activist Harry Belafonte will be celebrated during a concert at Aaron Davis Hall on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. "Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte" will present audiences with a special evening of songs and stories in honor of and on the icon's 91st birthday.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015
Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, today, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. A special New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne and dessert reception with the artists.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the final round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series.
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2017
British-Nigerian, former U.S. model Phina Oruche is bringing her highly acclaimed one-woman show IDENTITY CRISIS to New York City's historic SoHo Playhouse as a part of the 12th Annual Fringe Encore Series.  Identity Crisis is a comic tale that examines Oruche's own observations on what others have made of her black identity as she worked her way through being a fashion model, actress, radio presenter and writer in a world of fickle media. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at SoHo Playhouse box office, online athttp://www.sohoplayhouse.com or by calling 212 691-1555.  Tickets are $24. Showtime varies.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 30, 2018
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's DownStage Cabaret provides the perfect setting for our first foray into a Storytelling evening.  Playing for one performance only on Sunday, September 9th at 7:30 pm, DIVAS IN DANGER features three true tales of unstoppable courage, a bit of live music, drama and some laughs along the way.  Award-winning master storytellers Brenda Adelman, Debra Ebrhardt, and Mariana Williams bring true tales of escape, betrayal, and a nightmarish surgery to the DownStage Cabaret. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014
In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017
Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse has announced the first round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series.
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 24, 2015
Hershey Felder is setting up camp on Royal George Theatre's mainstage for a full season of shows starting September 8. The season includes the record-breaking production of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin; a new production of the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed play Jamaica, Farewell, and the Midwest premieres of London import I Found My Horn and audience favorite Baritones Unbound.
by Sally Henry Fuller - Aug 22, 2014
In 17 days, there will be 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival, September 4-October 5.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 15, 2016
Cock Tales: Shame on Me! the new and very personal play from Debra Ehrhardt, the award-winning solo artist and writer of the internationally acclaimed Jamaica Farewell, is a remarkably honest tale about how her repressed and very religious childhood was challenged by her discovery of boys' bodies before she was in her teens. Her 80-minute show is based on Ms. Ehrhardt's colorful history of a lifetime of encounters with a world full of testosterone-fueled gentlemen--and not-so-gentle-men- that has given her plenty of 'source material' from which to create a memorable evening of theater. From her early years as a young girl raised in a religious family, through her sexual awakening as a young adult, she takes us on a bumpy ride over a funny, sexy and emotionally rocky road. I guarantee you will laugh along with her and nod in recognition of our common sexual experiences while fighting with the shame and guilt her experimentation caused her psyche.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015
On the heels of receiving the coveted 'Pick of the Fringe' award for her one-woman show, Melissa Ritz brings Bombshell of Rhythm: The Life & Secrets of Ina Ray Hutton to NYC's SoHo Playhouse, now through August 30th.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2018
Hannah Gadsby's critically acclaimed and multi-award winning show, Nanette, has been extended for the second time running off-Broadway at The SoHo Playhouse. The final NYC performance is set for Saturday, May 26, 2018, followed by two Los Angeles performances at Largo on June 6 and 7, 2018. Presented by WestBeth Entertainment, SoHo Playhouse, Barrow Street Productions and Token Events, tickets are on sale now for the additional performances.