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Review: FAT HAM at Circuit Playhouse by Kevin Shaw - Sep 23, 2023

What did our critic think of FAT HAM at Circuit Playhouse?

Interview: Sandy Safi of D�®ner en Blanc-The Exciting 9/14 Event in NYC's Meatpacking District by Marina Kennedy - Sep 21, 2023

We had the pleasure of interviewing Sandy Safi about the recent Dîner en Blanc in NYC and the future of the event.

Karen Allen & Reed Birney to Star in World Premiere Of Donald Margulies' LUNAR ECLIPSE at Shakespeare & Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2023

'Lunar Eclipse,' a new play by Donald Margulies, makes its world premiere at Shakespeare & Company. Directed by James Warwick, the play features Karen Allen and Reed Birney as a long-married couple reflecting on life and time during a lunar eclipse.

New York Festival of Song Releases MI PAÍS: SONGS OF ARGENTINA Featuring Federico De Michelis and Steven Blier by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2023

New York Festival of Song has released its next studio album Mi País: Songs of Argentina featuring bass-baritone Federico De Michelis and pianist and NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier on NYFOS Records.

Picture This Release 'Leftover Love' by Michael Major - Sep 15, 2023

Picture This have unassumingly captivated listeners in every corner of the world. The band have amassed more than 400 million streams, sold out stadiums including a five-night stand at Dublin’s 3Arena, headlining Electric Picnic’s Main Stage and inspiring praise from Billboard, ThisSongIsSick, and many more.  

THE TEMPEST Comes to Outdoor Venues in Shelby County Next Month by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2023

 Returning for its seventh annual Free Shout-Out Shakespeare Series, Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC) steps onto a mystical isle with The Tempest in ten different outdoor venues throughout the Shelby County area for free October 5-22.  Learn more about the production here!

Debra Monk Leads 100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW at Westport Country Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2023

Westport Country Playhouse has announced additional casting for the Script in Hand playreading, “100 Saints You Should Know,” on Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. Learn more about the reading and find out how to get tickets here!

THE (MINI) LIFE OF HENRY V To Be Presented At Paterson Museum by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2023

This 'Mini' version is a great chance to get the (mostly) full play in about an hour. This is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for kids!

Rose Byrne & Kelli O'Hara to Star in FALLEN ANGELS Benefit Reading at Roundabout Theatre Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2023

Roundabout Theatre Company will present a special Benefit Reading of Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels, directed by Scott Ellis starring Rose Byrne and Kelli O'Hara. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Cast Set For IT'S HER TURN NOW, World Premiere of Gender-Swapped Adaptation of Ray Cooney's OUT OF ORDER by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2023

OUT OF ORDER is Ray Cooney’s 1990 classic West End farce about MPs behaving badly.  In a World Premiere at The Mill at Sonning, it has been turned on its head and adapted by Michael J Barfoot so that it is female MPs behaving badly, called IT’S HER TURN NOW. Learn more about the production and find out who is starring here!

Nell Mescal Shares New Single 'Teeth' by Michael Major - Sep 8, 2023

The new single caps off a massive summer for one of Ireland’s hottest new artists. Nell has performed at Latitude, All Point East, Kendall Calling, Electric Picnic and was handpicked to support the likes of HAIM, Florence & The Machine, Dermot Kennedy and The Last Dinner Party these past few months. Watch the music video now!

A CHAIN AROUND THE WORLD and THE NELLIE BLY BOOK CLUB Come to Speranza Theatre Company  by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2023

Speranza Theatre Company presents A Chain Around the World and The Nellie Bly Book Club. Learn more about both upcoming performances, as well as book club events for adults and children, here!

PHILADELPHIA BOUND? Fall Presents Over 120 Festivals, Block Parties, Shows, Charity Events and More by Marina Kennedy - Sep 3, 2023

Are you bound for the Philadelphia area this fall.  There’s so much to see and do that our readers will like to know about. 

Irvington Theater Will Host Under-the-Stars Screening Of Disney/Pixar's MONSTERS, INC. by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2023

A modern Irvington tradition continues! After sold-out screenings of Hocus Pocus and Coco in 2021 and 2022 respectively, Irvington Theater will welcome audiences back to the Main Street School Lawn on Friday, October 6 for an unforgettable outdoor screening of Disney/Pixar's scary-good classic, Monsters, Inc.

Keen Company Unveils 2023-2024 Season Featuring THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, a World Premiere & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2023

Get all the details on Keen Company's recently announced 2023-2024 season, including 'The Year of Magical Thinking' and more. Find out when and where you can experience the magic of these upcoming shows and stay up-to-date with the latest news in the entertainment world.

Video: Katy Kirby Shares Video For New Track 'Cubic Zirconia' by Michael Major - Aug 29, 2023

Following the runaway success and critical acclaim of her debut album ‘Cool Dry Place,’ the witty, playful and intuitive artist Katy Kirby has signed to ANTI- Records and is sharing her first track via the label, titled “Cubic Zirconia.” Watch the new music video now. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

New York City Opera Performs ROMEO AND JULIET as Part of Bryant Park Picnic Performances by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2023

New York City Opera's Bryant Park summer series concludes with Romeo and Juliet on Friday, September 8, 2023 at 7pm. Gounod's perennial favorite brings Shakespeare's play to life through some of the most beautiful music in the French repertoire.

New York Festival of Song Releases 'MI PAÍS: SONGS OF ARGENTINA' Featuring Federico De Michelis and Steven Blier by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 26, 2023

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) will release its next studio album Mi País: Songs of Argentina featuring bass-baritone Federico De Michelis and pianist and NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier on Friday, September 15, 2023 on NYFOS Records.

Crystal Lucas-Perry, Edward W. Hardy, and More To Perform at Bryant Park Picnic Performances This Friday! by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 26, 2023

The Bryant Park Picnic Performances season of free, live performances, presented by Bank of America, will continue on Friday, September 1 with Young, Gifted, and Black, a special program from The Classical Theatre of Harlem. The performance features acclaimed composer-violinist Edward W. Hardy, pianists Emery Mason and Melissa Mosley, cellist Kaden Kennedy, violinist Roen Jones, and Tony-nominated actress Crystal Lucas-Perry.

READY TO DRINK Cocktails for Labor Day Sips by Marina Kennedy - Aug 30, 2023

Review: PICNIC at City Theatre by Sabrina Wallace - Aug 24, 2023

With its timeless themes and memorable characters, Picnic stands as a testament to the enduring power of theatre to capture the complexity of human relationships and the choices that shape our lives. A charming and entertaining evening of Austin theatre.

Classical Theatre of Harlem Brings YOUNG, GIFTED, AND BLACK to Bryant Park by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2023

The Bryant Park Picnic Performances season of free, live performances, presented by Bank of America, continues on Friday, September 1 with Young, Gifted and Black, a special program from the The Classical Theatre of Harlem.

Kaufman Music Center And New York Festival Of Song Present PERENNIALS This September by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2023

​​​​​​​New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, kicks off its 2023-24 Mainstage season with Perennials - Songs For Every Season on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

Kaufman Music Center And New York Festival Of Song to Present PERENNIALS - SONGS FOR EVERY SEASON by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2023

Join Kaufman Music Center and New York Festival of Song for the season opening concert, 'Perennials - Songs For Every Season,' on September 28 at Merkin Hall. Don't miss this celebration of music's power to guide us through the year.

Pregones/PRTT And The SOL Project Announce SOLFEST 2023 by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2023

Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (Pregones/PRTT) in partnership with The Sol Project announces the full details for the sixth annual SolFest: A Latiné Theatre Festival. The five-day program runs August 27-31 with both online and in-person events including four evenings of live programming at PRT.

The Classical Theatre Of Harlem to Host YOUNG, GIFTED AND, BLACK at Bryant Park Picnic Performances by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 20, 2023

The Bryant Park Picnic Performances season of free, live performances, presented by Bank of America, will continue on Friday, September 1 with Young, Gifted and Black, a special program from the The Classical Theatre of Harlem.

EDINBURGH 2023: Review: PERFECT PAIRING: A WINE-TASTING DANCEGUSTATION, Greenside @ Infirmary Street by Hannah Hirst Dunton - Aug 21, 2023

The premise of the show may have been one of the most unusual I’d ever encountered. Could it really be what it sounds like? Is there any way that’ll work? Short answers: yes and yes.

The Sol Project Unveils Complete Programming for SOLFEST 2023 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Discover the diverse and captivating program of SOLFEST 2023, presented by The Sol Project. From exciting performances to engaging workshops, this unmissable event taking place from August 27-31 promises a week filled with entertainment and inspiration. Be sure to mark your calendars for SOLFEST 2023 and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of theater and arts.

Roulette Intermedium Celebrates 45th Anniversary With Bryant Park Picnic Performances, August 26 by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2023

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America season of free, live performances continues on Saturday, August 26 with a 45th anniversary celebration for Roulette Intermedium, featuring sets from saxophonist and composer Immanuel Wilkins, hybrid NYC jazz group 75 Dollar Bill, and sound designer and performer Ka Baird.

GENESIS OWUSU Shares 'Stay Blessed' From New Album 'STRUGGLER' by Michael Major - Aug 16, 2023

Owusu also shares the album’s third single, “Stay Blessed,” and the Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore-directed video featuring Owusu and his Roaches – fans from across Australia that showed up to the video shoot in Melbourne ready to shave their heads and dawn the album’s iconic red stripe on their heads. Watch the video now!

Open Mic Y Picnic Para Morras, Curso De Creación Literaria En La Tallera by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2023

La Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros-La Tallera del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (Inbal) invita al curso de creación literaria a mujeres interesadas en esta actividad, para compartir, escuchar y vivir sus textos con otras creadoras, artistas, poetas, escritoras, el sábado 12 de agosto de 2023, a las 11:00 horas.  

Full Cast Revealed for L.A. Sondheim Comedy Benefit, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2023

Get all the details on the full cast lineup for the upcoming benefit performances of Stephen Sondheim's comedy classic, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Don't miss out on this hilarious production that benefits the Glioblastoma Foundation.

SOUTH AFRICAN WINES �" Picnic Perfect by Marina Kennedy - Aug 10, 2023

We’re going on a picnic so don’t forget to bring the essentials.  Pack a blanket, basket, fruits, cheese, and some light and refreshing Wines of South Africa.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Hosts Annual Ballet Under The Stars Performance at Hartwood Acres This Month by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2023

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has announced the return of its annual Ballet Under the Stars performance on Sunday, August 20. The family-friendly event will take place at the Middle Road Concert Area in Hartwood Acres Park. The free outdoor performance is part of Allegheny County's 2023 Summer Concert Series.  

Kali Uchis Debuts 'Muñekita' With El Alfa and City Girls' Jt by Michael Major - Aug 4, 2023

The trio united for “Muñekita” after longtime mutual admiration—Kali had exchanged numerous DMs with both artists before JT came over to her L.A. studio, heard the track and cut a verse. She then got a version over to El Alfa, the foremost artist in the Dominican genre, who enthusiastically added his contribution.

New York City Opera to Present FROM VIENNA TO BROADWAY! at Bryant Park Picnic Performances by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2023

Join New York City Opera at Bryant Park Picnic Performances for a delightful musical journey from Vienna to Broadway. Experience a charming review of songs, duets, and ensembles from the 20th century, featuring works by Lehar, Herbert, Gershwin, and more. No tickets required, ample seating available. Livestream broadcasts available nationwide.

Amy Brenneman to Star in the LA Premiere of THE SOUND INSIDE at Pasadena Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2023

Get ready for a captivating experience as Amy Brenneman takes center stage in the LA premiere of 'The Sound Inside' at Pasadena Playhouse. Don't miss this must-see production!

Engaging Animated Series LYLA IN THE LOOP is Coming to PBS KIDS by Michael Major - Aug 2, 2023

With her family and best friend Everett Phan, Lyla tackles all sorts of challenges, from building her own homemade carnival games using repurposed materials, to riding along and lending a hand on the neighborhood trash and recycling route, to making a puppet show that recreates the Jamaican folktale, Anansi and the Goat.

Young Fathers Announce New UK Live Dates by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2023

Young Fathers - Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and G. Hastings - shares news of a brand-new UK tour taking in dates across Brighton, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and their largest headline show to date, London’s Eventim Apollo. The freshly announced dates follow the news of their recently announced North American Tour.

Queens Artists Selected To Receive 2023 Art In The Parks: Alliance For Flushing Meadows Corona Park Grants by A.A. Cristi - Jul 31, 2023

The Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park and NYC Parks has announced the selection of the 2023 Art in the Parks: Alliance for Flushing Meadows Corona Park Grants awardees.

Durand Bernarr Partners With Spotify for Two New Spotify Singles by Michael Major - Jul 31, 2023

The singles include a rendition of Durand’s second single, “Leveled,” off of his Wanderlust album, and a new track “KFAR,” a cover of Seal’s beloved song, “Kiss From a Rose.” The release of these singles comes as the final installment in a series of Spotify Singles from artists featured on Spotify’s R&B Rising playlist.

LE DINER EN BLANC Returns to New York City on 9/14 by Marina Kennedy - Jul 29, 2023

On Thursday, September 14, 2023, Le Diner en Blanc returns to New York, the city that jumpstarted the international sensation, for the 11th edition. Thousands of people will come together at an iconic undisclosed location for a one-night celebration of food, wine, and friendship.

Registration Is Open Until August 11 For LE DÎNER EN BLANC Jersey City, An Unforgettable Evening On August 17 by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2023

The magical, Parisian-inspired community event, Le Dîner en Blanc - Jersey City, is open for registration. Guests need to purchase tickets before August 11 at 11:59 pm to attend the event on Thursday, August 17, 2023.

SING OUT! Comes to Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in August by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2023

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum presents Sing OUT!, an evening of music and social justice featuring singer/songwriter Tret Fure; singer/songwriter, lecturer and humorist Peter Alsop; and American folk music and activist duo Emma’s Revolution (Sandy O and Pat Humphries).

Tenor Alessandro Lora to Perform in Concert at Bryant Park Picnic Performances by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2023

Experience the enchanting vocals of tenor Alessandro Lora in concert at Bryant Park Picnic Performances. Join us on Saturday, August 19th at 7pm for an unforgettable evening of diverse Italian repertoire and operatic favorites. Don't miss this classic Italian romance and passion.

CAUSE CELEB �" NIGHT WITH THE STARS Returns Next Month to Benefit the Actors Benevolent Fund by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2023

ACTORS BENEVOLENT FUND’S most popular fundraiser event – CAUSE CELEB – NIGHT WITH THE STARS is back. After a break of three years ABF has announced that the popular indoor picnic and cabaret returns on Sunday 13 August with a night of song and laughter to provide help for arts professionals in times of need.

HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD to Run In Rep at Spokane Shakespeare in the Park by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 24, 2023

City of Spokane Parks & Recreation will continue the partnership with Spokane Shakespeare Society (S3) to bring Spokane Shakespeare in the Park to three parks this summer for family-friendly, free community performances. They will expand again this summer and present a weekend at Manito Park, Riverfront, and Sky Prairie.

BWW Q&A: Yvonne Dhanoa, Tamika Poetzsch, Everton 'Dwight' Campbell of TWELFTH NIGHT at Brampton on Stage by Team BWW - Jul 24, 2023

Brampton’s Own Shakespeare Show returns for its second season touring TWELFTH NIGHT to three outdoor stages around Brampton this summer! Grab a chair, a blanket, pack a picnic, and pick the park nearest you to settle in and enjoy a comedy of mistaken identities and unrequited love triangles.

A RED PLAID SHIRT Comes to Main Street Theatre Works Next Month by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2023

Ever wonder what home life would be like for Betty and Wilma if Fred and Barney retired? Well, that’s the flavor of our second summer show, A Red Plaid Shirt, by Canadian playwright Michael G. Wilmot.

Meet the Cast of THE SHARK IS BROKEN, Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2023

The Shark is Broken officially begins previews tonight, July 25, at the John Golden Theatre. Meet the cast of The Shark is Broken here!


Picnic has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1953 and Broadway which opened in 1994.
Picnic has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction, with Joshua Logan receiving the nomination.
Best Direction for Joshua Logan, .
Picnic has been nominated for several awards. Eileen Heckart was nominated for Performance at the Theatre World Awards, as was Paul Newman.
Picnic has won several awards, including the Theatre World Awards for Eileen Heckart and Paul Newman. Eileen Heckart received the Performance award, while Paul Newman also received the Performance award.



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