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Riverwest Theatre (New York, NY)

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The last word in beauty. Pageant is a pageant. Judges selected from the audience actually vote and determine the winner who, therefore, may be different at each performance. The show takes its shots not by mocking the pageant from the outside, but by being one. The six contestants compete for the title of Miss Glamouresse (Glamouresse being a cosmetics company). Miss Deep South, Miss West Coast, Miss Great Plains, Miss Bible Belt, Miss Industrial Northeast. and Miss Texas and compete in evening gowns, talent, swim-wear and spokemodeling, plus the finalists answer actual calls from the Glamouresse Beauty Crisis Hotline.



Photo Flash: First Look at NYMF's I AM, I WILL, I DO Starring Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Grace Hightower De Niro, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presents the new musical I Am, I Will, I Do, a show that redefines relationship norms. The production, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, features book, music, and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. I Am, I Will, I Do will be directed by Christopher Scott with music direction by Matthew Croft at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd St.). (more...)

Photo Flash: I AM, I WILL, I DO Celebrates Opening Night at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF)presents the new musical I Am, I Will, I Do, a show that redefines relationship norms. The production, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, features book, music, and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. I Am, I Will, I Do will be directed by Christopher Scott with music direction by Matthew Croft. The production will play (3) three performances only, July 27, 28, and 29 at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd St.). (more...)

BWW Review: One Hell of a Good Time at freeFall Theatre's Production of David Adjmi's MARIE ANTOINETTE
by Peter Nason - Jul 28, 2017

I've never had so much fun on the road to a beheading.  (more...)

Tall Heights Announce Fall Tour Joining Ben Folds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Fresh off their second European tour, electro-folk band Tall Heights along with Ben Folds announced this morning on socials that beginning August 27, the band will join Folds for 30+ dates on his Fall Paper Airplane Request Tour. (more...)

New Paradise Laboratories Returns to Philadelphia Fringe Festival with HELLO BLACKOUT!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

New Paradise Laboratories return to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival September 5-17 with a fresh and compelling take on the idea of a creation myth.  (more...)

BWW Review: Laguna Playhouse Welcomes Adorably Plucky HAIRSPRAY
by Michael Quintos - Jul 28, 2017

To open its historic 97th season, Orange County's Laguna Playhouse is presenting an admirable new production of the Tony Award-winning 2002 hit musical comedy HAIRSPRAY, which via popular demand has now been extended through August 5. Filled with spirited performances, memorably cheeky songs, and an undeniably infectious story, this stage musical adaptation of John Waters' 1988 cult movie classic---even here in Laguna Beach's scaled-down regional production---still manages to be just as likable as it would be seeing it in a larger theater. (more...)

Shelly Waters' Self-Titled Album Due Out Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Americana singer-songwriter Shelly Waters is set to release her new, self-titled album on July 28, 2017. Evidence of Waters' jambalaya-like recipe of sonic spices – and then some - are found within each of the dozen tasty tracks on Shelly Waters, which was recorded in Nashville with renowned producer and multi-instrumentalist Josh Kaler. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS Opens Book-It's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre will open its 28th season with a stage adaptation of Maya Angelou's masterpiece I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt originally adapted and directed this piece for its 2003 world premiere at Book-It. Platt is thrilled to collaborate with Malika Oyetimein who will direct and join Platt as co-adapter on a new script for 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: TheaterLab presents LAST DITCH PLAYLIST A New Play by Brad Baron
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

LAST DITCH PLAYLIST, a new play by Brad Baron, who is also featured in the production along with Ross McCorkell, Amy Stringer and Dontonio Demarco will be presented on August 17, 18 and 19 (Thursday - Saturday) at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Theaterlab, located at 357 West 36th Street, 3rd floor, between 8th and 9th Avenues. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/975828.  (more...)

Bridget Everett, Joe Gulla, The Skivvies and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, July 26 - August 6, including Bridget Everett, Unitard, Jean Rohe, Bakia Quartet, joe Gulla, Marie-Claire, Thomas John, Olivia Chaney, Shaina Taub, The Dan Band, That's Not Tango, The Skivvies, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Chris Harrison Returns as Host for 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that TV personality and fan favorite Chris Harrison (ABC's “The Bachelor” franchise and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) will return as host of the 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION. (more...)

The Joyce Theater's Director of Programming Martin Wechsler Will Step Down at the End of 2017 After 32 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, announced today that Martin Wechsler, the organization's long time Director of Programming, will step down on December 31, 2017. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

Artists Rep Announces NEW. NOW. NECESSARY 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

For its 35th anniversary as Portland's premiere mid-size regional theatre company, Artists Repertory Theatre will offer seven gripping, contemporary plays for their mainstage series.  Among these plays are Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winners, the second  Table|Room|Stage commission, The Thanksgiving Play, by Larissa FastHorse, and a limited run of the World Premiere of the epic theatrical event Magellanica, by Portland playwright E.M. Lewis. Artists Rep's FRONTIER SERIES returns for a second season with internationally acclaimed artists from New York, Seattle and Iran. (more...)

BWW Review: WIG OUT! at Studio Theatre
by Jenny Minich - Jul 19, 2017

Director Kent Gash charges the space with electricity and ardent, sincere emotion. Gash asks a lot of his cast in an intimate setting; Wig Out! is a physically immersive experience. (more...)

Estacia Submits Her First Album to Grammy Awards for Nomination Consideration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Rising teen Pop artist Estacia, releases her first album titled, I Am Estacia, on her fourteenth birthday, July 5, 2017. The album includes a remix of her first single “Speak to Me,” which was written by her and officially released in May of 2016 (more...)

STAIRWAY TO STARDOM to Launch HERE's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

HERE begins its 2017-2018 producing season with Stairway to Stardom, a world premiere Resident Artist production by Amanda Szeglowski / cakeface, commencing the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Stairway to Stardom, developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), will have 10 performances from September 12 - 23 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street), launching this milestone season. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 9
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 9, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Jonny Lang Extends Signs World Tour - 25 North American Shows Added
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Jonny Lang's brand new studio album, Signs, will be released in North America on September 8th via SayRai / Concord Records. The album (his sixth major label release) is his first in four years. The European release for Signs will be on August 25 via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents Region Premiere of MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

From September 8 to October 7, 2017, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston-area premiere of MEN ON BOATS, a comic adventure tale about an actual 1869 expedition to chart the Colorado River, brought thrillingly to life by a diverse non-male cast. (more...)

Two New Shows Added at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the addition of two exciting performances to the calendar. (more...)

Two New Shows Added to Fox Cities P.A.C. Calendar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the addition of two exciting performances to the calendar. (more...)

House Theatre of Chicago Announces Return of UNITED FLIGHT 232
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago is proud to announce the return of the 2016 Joseph Jefferson award-winning show for "Best Production of a Play (midsize)," adapted and directed by Vanessa Stalling+, United Flight 232. The adaptation of Laurence Gonzales' book Flight 232 tells the story of the harrowing July 19, 1989 flight bound for Chicago's O'Hare airport. (more...)

We tv's MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT Get Season 2 Order
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

WE tv announced today that it has renewed breakout hit series MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT for a ten episode second season beginning in early 2018. (more...)

Bets Malone & Misty Cotton Star in LA Premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Tony Award winner Billy Porter back to Provincetown for two performances only, Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Porter will be performing his acclaimed cabaret show, Broadway & Soul. (more...)

Magic and Adventure Abound in New Musical at Book-It
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Book-It Repertory Theatre will bring magic, adventure, and inspiration this holiday season with Howl's Moving Castle, a new musical based on an original book by Diana Wynne Jones. Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt will adapt and direct the musical stage adaptation of the award-winning fantasy novel and local actor Justin Huertas will write music and lyrics. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 3, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

R. B. Schlather to Bring Gertrude Stein and Susan B. Anthony to Historic Hudson Hall in THE MOTHER OF US ALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, in partnership with The Millay Colony for the Arts, marks the centenary of Women's Suffrage and the reopening of New York State's oldest surviving theater with a new production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein's 1947 opera, THE MOTHER OF US ALL - a comic and profound musical Pageant of 19th Century American social and political life. (more...)

Cast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Top of fall, Quest Theatre Ensemble will follow up its production of THE FANTASTICKS with another Off-Broadway offering blessed with longevity and universal appeal: the musical comedy revue I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, by Tony-winning wordsmith Joe DiPietro and composer and entertainer Jimmy Roberts. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 16, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Granted $30K for Educational and Family Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Flat Rock Playhouse has been awarded a grant of $30,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. (more...)

FOUR OLD BROADS Come to Centre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Retired Burlesque queen Beatrice Shelton desperately needs a vacation - and NOT another trip up to Helen, Georgia to see that "precious little German village for the umpteenth time." A Sassy Seniors Cruise through the Caribbean may be just the ticket if she can just convince her best friend Eaddy Mae Clayton to stop praying and go with her. Unfortunately, things have not been very pleasant at Magnolia Place Assisted Living since Nurse Pat Jones began working there. Newest resident Imogene Fletcher is suddenly losing her memory. Maude Jenkins is obsessed with her favorite soap opera and planning her own funeral. Sam Smith, retired Elvis impersonator, keeps trying to bed every woman in the building. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Will Fill You With Holiday Cheer at Thalia Mara Hall This December
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A CHRISTMAS STORY is coming to Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi for one performance on December 26. (more...)

Grant Lindahl Brings ART SCHOOL ACID DROPOUT to The Creek and The Cave
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Grant Lindahl is a world renowned visual artist banned from MoMA PS1 for being too extreme. Every month he hosts an interactive comedy show at the Creek and the Cave in LIC Queens. (more...)

Mrs. Michigan International, Melissa Pocza, Crowned Mrs. International 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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Review: The 2017 PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS Takes Audience on The Grand Tour of Europe
by Shari Barrett - Aug 11, 2017

For those who have never attended THE Pageant OF THE MASTERS live show or its sister event THE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS in Laguna Beach, you are missing a wonderful treasure of not only art but theatrical spectacle during which historical works of arts are brought to life with real people stepping in to portray the characters in each piece of art, be it a painting, sculpture, or promotional advertisement for artistic spectacles taking place all over the world. Each person is costumed to perfectly represent the characters being portrayed, making each presentation a wonder of creativity and awe. (more...)

Halloween Is Coming To Can Can This Fall with Three New Shows!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

See the great Halloween lineup coming up at Can Can this fall! (more...)

The Coterie Creates Theatre Announces Experiences for All Ages in Upcoming 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Nationally-recognized Coterie Theatre's 2017/2018 season of plays selected by Producing Artistic Director Jeff Church aims to deliver engagement for family members of any age. One of the national leaders in producing theatre for youth and family audiences, The Coterie also enriches curriculum for schools looking for excellence in arts education. This coming season, The Coterie will have several productions where young theatre-goers will interact and participate during the performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood presents HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez.  HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

UNITED FLIGHT 232 to Return to The House Theatre of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced the return of the 2016 Joseph Jefferson award-winning show for "Best Production of a Play (midsize)," adapted and directed by Vanessa Stalling+, United Flight 232. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walkabout Theater Company presents A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Walkabout Theater Company is celebrating summer with A PERSEPHONE Pageant, an outdoor spectacle performance weaving together mythic tales of nature gods and true stories of environmental justice. Join Walkabout as it travels from Chicago's Rainbow Beach to the North Shore with a family-friendly, immersive performance exploring the Great Lakes, their history with Chicago and the great victories and challenges associated with their preservation.   (more...)

Cast Announced for Quest's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Top of fall, Quest Theatre Ensemble will follow up its production of THE FANTASTICKS with another Off-Broadway offering blessed with longevity and universal appeal: the musical comedy revue I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, by Tony-winning wordsmith Joe DiPietro and composer and entertainer Jimmy Roberts. A charming and tender look inside our deepest, darkest, most secret thoughts - whether out on a date, making headway toward the altar, or juggling the challenges of marriage - the musical will continue Quest Theatre Ensemble's 15th season on Saturday, September 23, 2017 following one preview performance on Friday, September 22. The performance schedule will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through October 29, 2017. Additionally, there will be a Special Accessible Programming Matinee with curb to seat assistances, pre-show touch tour and a conversation with the artists Saturday, October 21 at 2 pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Shindle Talks Tour Life with FUN HOME The Musical
by Michael Quintos - Aug 1, 2017

Broadway's Kate Shindle---currently traveling the country playing Allison Bechdel in the first national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME---is not only an accomplished singer, actor and dancer, she is also a published author and an outspoken activist. In 2015, Shindle was also elected president of Actors' Equity Association. But before FUN HOME makes its OC debut August 1 - 6 at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Shindle chatted with BroadwayWorld's Michael L. Quintos about her role in this groundbreaking musical, being AEA President, and what her life has been like on the road! (more...)

The Skivvies, Ryan Raftery, Aline Muniz and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances August 2-13, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jazz trumpeter Ilya Serov Swings His Way Through Summer In the Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Jazz trumpeter Ilya Serov has been cooped up in the recording studio all summer working on his second album, but Tuesday night in Laguna Beach, he's going to take a break to make the live performance debut of the first single, “Swing 42,” (more...)

Atlantic For Kids to Present New York Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld JR - Aug 1, 2017

Atlantic for Kids' 2017-2018 Season will open Saturday, September 16 with the family musical Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, inspired by Ruby Bridges and the Little Rock Nine featuring music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons, lyrics and concept by Douglas Lyons, book by Melvin Tunstall III and direction by Tamilla Woodard. (more...)

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