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QED - 2001 - Broadway

QED is a play by American playwright Peter Parnell which chronicles (part of) a day in the life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. It presents scenes from a day in Feynman's life, less than two years before his death, interweaving many strands from Feynman's biography, from the Manhattan project to the Challenger inquiry to more personal topics such as the death of Feynman's wife, and his own fight with cancer. The play, which grew out of a collaboration between Parnell, actor Alan Alda and director Gordon Davidson, premiered in 2001. The original production was performed first at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and, from late 2001 to mid-2002, on Broadway, directed by Davidson and starring Alda as Feynman.

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Vivian Beaumont Theatre

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2018
Transplants Comedy Show is by comedians who are not New Yorkers telling jokes and stories about NYC and their hometowns.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018
Lantern Theater Company kicks off its 2018/19 season with the regional premiere of Hapgood by Tom Stoppard. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes McKenna Kerrigan as MI5 spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood, with Damon Bonetti, Kirk Wendell Brown, Trevor William Fayle, Christopher Patrick Mullen, Adam Phelan, David Pica, William Zielinski, and young actors Charles LaMonaca and Will Zielinski, who will share the role of Hapgood's son Joe. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org. Performances run Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, October 14, 2018; a full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
The Cosmic Shambles Network are back with a bang this Autumn with another three months of inspirational and entertaining digital and live events for people with curious minds.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
A showcase of FRIGID's socially-distant. FRIGID Fridays may include music, storytelling, sketch, clowning, cooking, and more. The lineup changes every show, so tune in - you may just find your new favorite performer. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018
No Name producer / host Eric Vetter brings his multicultural mix of music, comedy and variety back to renowned performing arts, crafts, entertainment and teaching space Q.E.D. Astoria on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
The Cosmic Shambles Network are back with a bang this Autumn with another three months of inspirational and entertaining digital and live events for people with curious minds.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2018-19 season with DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a sexy comedy about gay parenting and modern families from Peter Parnell (The Cider House Rules), directed by Jeff Award-nominated AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm*. DADA WOOF PAPA HOT will play January 10 - February 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 1, 2018 at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Here are some of the highlighted events coming to Q.E.D. from Nov. 20a?"26, including: a Democratic Debate Watch Party with Frank Conniff, Christian Finnegan, and more (Nov. 20); Rory Scholl's comedic musical Thanksgiving Scarecrow: A Musical, with Rebecca Vigil and more (Nov. 21); QED Presents showcasing Lizz Winstead, Shalewa Sharpe, Liz Barrett, and Ben Katzner (Nov. 23); a bar trivia night for fans of true crime, Yellow Tape (Nov. 24); Myq Kaplan and friends Carolyn Riley, Carolyn Castiglia, and Carolyn Busa (Nov. 25); and, much more!
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 BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018
Let the bells peal!  Ring in the holidays with a classic tale.  Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatrepresents the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions, with music by Alan Menkin, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
Lantern Theater Company continues its 25th anniversary season with the Philadelphia premiere of The Heir Apparent by David Ives, adapted from Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy Le Legataire universel. Lantern resident director M. Craig Getting will direct a cast that includes Lantern veterans Chris Anthony, Leonard C. Haas, Adam Hammet, Dave Johnson, Mary Martello, Lee Minora, and Ruby Wolf. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org. The expanded six-week performance schedule runs Thursday, November 8 through Sunday, December 16, 2018; a full schedule of performances and special events is included in the fact sheet below.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Here are some of the highlighted events coming to QED from Dec. 11-17, including: flex your modeling knowledge with host Selena Copock at 1990's Supermodel Show: Quiz + Tribute (Dec. 11); fat-positive comedy with hosts Glo & Lo at Bertha's Big Fat Pool Party (Dec. 12)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018
Ensemble Studio Theatre, along with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs), announced today the 2018 Fall Artist Cultivation Event, marking the 20th anniversary of the EST/Sloan Project, to take place on Monday, November 19 at 8pm with a reception beginning at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018
The full cast for The 5th Avenue Theatre's spectacular new production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which stars Deaf actorJoshua Castille as Quasimodo, has been announced. Castille will use American Sign Language (ASL) throughout his performance, bringing new life and perspective to Quasimodo, who is deaf in the novel by Victor Hugo.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
Author and comedic storyteller Kambri Crews performs BURN DOWN THE GROUND at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens on Monday, June 18th at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
No Name producer / host Eric Vetter brings a stellar lineup of New York's best writing and storytelling talent to renowned performing arts, crafts, entertainment and teaching space Q.E.D. Astoria for No Name Special Super Storytellaz on Friday, May 31@ 7:30pm. Curated and co-hosted by author/storyteller Michele Carlo, the author of FISH OUT OF AGUA: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, (Citadel Press) the show will feature Harmon Leon (Meet the Deplorables), Gabriel Pacheco (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival) an David Lawson (People's Improv Theater) and Menuhin Hart ( NBC's 'Stand Up For Diversity')
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019
Ecuadorian-American comedian and writer Becca Beberaggi (Paste Magazine) is bringing her new solo show 'Party Animal' to the Tank Theatre this June 18th at 9:30 pm. The show will be directed by Michael Newman.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018
The South Street Seaport Museum presents a special lecture in celebration of Pride Month, The Queer Histories of Brooklyn's Waterfront by Brooklyn-based writer and curator Hugh Ryan on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery, 213 Water Street, NYC. Tickets are $10 (free for members), and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10278304. Doors open at 6:15pm. Reception to follow.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018
ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director, Sarah McLellan, Executive Director) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) announced today the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of BUMP, written by Chiara Atik (Five Times in One Night) and directed by Claudia Weill(Girlfriends). Part of the EST/Sloan Science & Technology Project (Graeme Gillis, Program Director; Linsay Firman, Associate Director), BUMP begins previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) on May 9, 2018, with an opening night set for May 17, for a limited run through June 4, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
Get down with the NSTAL ladies at a live Throwback Thursday! It's Claire's birthday so they're throwing it all the way back to 1970s by playing The Dating Game! So groovy, baby!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019
One of this season's most exciting debuts in New York City's cabaret scene is Alex Simmons's weekly Friday night comedy series at Don't Tell Mama, where mainstream club acts and alt-comedians are finding an eager audience.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
Lantern Theater Company continues its record-smashing 24th season with The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon will direct a cast that includes some of Philadelphia's finest actors: Chris Anthony, Peter DeLaurier, J Hernandez, Dave Johnson, John Lopes, Bi Jean Ngo, Ruby Wolf, and Frank X. Performances run Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, April 29, 2018; a full schedule is included in the fact sheet below. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
The South Street Seaport Museum presents a special lecture in celebration of Pride Month, The Queer Histories of Brooklyn's Waterfront by Brooklyn-based writer and curator Hugh Ryan today, June 5, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Melville Gallery, 213 Water Street, NYC. Tickets are $10 (free for members), and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10278304. Doors open at 6:15pm. Reception to follow.
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 13, 2019
On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Stage Managers' Association (SMA) will present its annual Del Hughes Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management Awards to three stage managers from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway, Touring, Regional Theatre, and Opera - Rich Costabile, Barbara Donner, and Mary K Klinger.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018
ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director, Sarah McLellan, Executive Director) is proud to announce its 50th Anniversary season. The season will commence in October 2018 with the world premiere of TRAVISVILLE a new play by William Jackson Harper ("The Good Place") and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III (The Hip-Hop Project). This marks the playwriting debut of Harper, who has been developing the piece with EST over the past 8 years.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Transplants Comedy Show Live Backyard show and Zoom by comedians who are not New Yorkers telling jokes and stories about NYC and their hometowns.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Q.E.D. will hold an opening night reception in celebration of a new installation featuring work by Queens native Domingo Carrasco on Sunday, July 29th beginning at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
According to CBSNews.com, Alan Alda has revealed he has Parkinson's disease. In an appearance on 'CBS This Morning' Tuesday, the award-winning actor said he was diagnosed with the disease three and a half years ago. See the full clip here.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
It's a surreal but true-to-life love story between a woman and a bottle of vodka, from the early days of awkward first love to the ultimate betrayal, and the realization that life going forward isn't just doable, it can be beautiful.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
QED is presenting Transplants Comedy Show Live Backyard and Zoom show. Transplants Comedy Show Live Backyard show and Zoom by comedians who are not New Yorkers telling jokes and stories about NYC and their hometowns.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
QED presents Transplants Comedy Show Live Backyard show and Zoom by comedians who are not New Yorkers telling jokes and stories about NYC and their hometowns.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Transplants Comedy Show is by comedians who are not New Yorkers telling jokes and stories about NYC and their hometowns. First show on July 4th is an all immigrant line up hosted by an American!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
QED presents Transplants Comedy Show Live Backyard show and Zoom by comedians who are not New Yorkers telling jokes and stories about NYC and their hometowns.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018
About Face Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, featuring three groundbreaking productions including the world premiere of an original work.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
No Name producer / host Eric Vetter brings his multicultural mix of music, comedy and variety back to renowned performing arts, crafts, entertainment and teaching space Q.E.D. Astoria on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm. Admission is $10.00 (no purchase minimum). For tickets and more QED information, go to: www.qedastoria.com/
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Here are some of the highlighted events coming to QED from Feb. 12-18, including: the city's finest drag queens and comedians find the humor in mental health at Shock Therapy Drag & Comedy ft. Shanita Bump, Kelly Bachman, Vannessa Jackson, Adele Computer, April Boddie, and hosts Marcela Onyango and Mariah Harrie Fisher (Feb. 12); stories about the theme 'Pals & Confidants' at Story Slam (Feb. 12); sketch comedy duo Soul Crush presents Twinning, a variety show based on two-person acts (Feb. 14); Aaron Zarabi hosts White Sauce Hot Sauce, featuring comics from Netflix, Comedy Central, and probably your Instagram feed (Feb. 14); Soft Core!, where NYC's quickest comics riff on sleazy late-night Cinemax movies (Feb, 14); Odd Rock Comedy Hour, a variety show brought to you by Rob Paravonian; QED's house-booked stand-up showcase QED Presents, with Bob Biggerstaff, Usama Siddiquee, Veronica Garza, Ben Katzner, and host Gabe Mollica (Feb. 15); Michelle Drozdick's solo show The Gimmick & You (Feb 16); a chance for freelancers to grab a drink and hang at Astoria Creatives Meetup (Feb. 18); and, a chance to sketch a live model at Drink & Draw (Feb. 18).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) have announced details for the 2020 First Light Festival, part of the EST/Sloan Project to develop plays exploring science and technology.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director, Sarah McLellan, Executive Director) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) announced today a second extension for the World Premiere of Behind the Sheet, written by Charly Evon Simpson (Jump) and directed by Colette Robert (Mary's Wedding). Part of the EST/Sloan Science & Technology Project (Graeme Gillis, Program Director; Linsay Firman, Associate Director), Behind the Sheet began previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) on January 9, 2019, and opened January 17. Originally set to close on February 3, the play will now run through February 17, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Below are some of the highlighted events coming to QED from March 25-April 1, including: Comedy from Token White Guy, a show with an aggressively diverse line-up of comedians, End of the Line Comedy, Transplants Comedy Show, where comedians who have recently moved to New York share their stories, Hashtag Comedy which features some of NYC's finest comedians! Supermodels of The 1990s: Quiz + Tribute show highlights the careers of some of your favorite supermodels from the '90s. Watch along with That Slapstick Show as they celebrate the legacy of The Three Stooges this week at QED. We are also offering a series of writing classes with Whitney Meers, she'll offer up advice about writing for the internet, as well as how to better write personal essays and satire, you can attend the entire series or just one class!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Producer Eric Vetter will celebrate the 26th anniversary of his No Name Comedy / Variety Show with a cast of longtime friends including: storyteller / author Michele Carlo (Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks), comedian/author/pundit Leighann Lord (Real Women Do It Standing Up), illusionist Lee Alan Barrett (Coney Island Circus Sideshow), actor / comedian Aladdin Ullah (Dishwasher Dreams) and musical guests BinderSuze (piano-vocal duo Richard Binder and Alex DeSuze), at the renowned performing arts, crafts, entertainment and teaching space, Q.E.D. Astoria on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30pm. Admission to the multicultural mix of music, comedy and variety is $10.00 (no purchase minimum). For tickets and QED information, go to: qedastoria.com
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Some of the highlighted events coming to QED from Jan. 22-28, include: fun and friendly comedy with hosts Sue Funke and Katie Compa at Happy Place Comedy (Jan. 22); hosts Johnathan Appel and Zach Lennon-Simon keep the comedy positive at Very Nice People Saying Very Nice Things (Jan. 23); a diverse lineup of comedians ... and a white guy at Token White Guy (Jan. 23); Chris Gersbeck helps those interested in getting a podcast off the ground at Intro to Podcasting (Jan. 25); Queens artist Soraya Navia teaches some basics of needlepoint at Winter Embroidery Workshop (Jan. 25); exploring and exploding myths about mental health at Let's Talk About Mental Health (Jan. 25); sketch comedy blending comedy and theater from Barrett Leddy, Jacob Ready, and Bryton McGrath at Blimpton (Jan. 26); get the facts about artist visas at Immigration Workshop: An Introduction to the Artist Visas (Jan. 28); and, much more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Final performance before Message in a Bottle is retired! All proceeds donated to Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Here are some of the highlighted events coming to QED from Dec. 26-31, including: Role Models, a show about people who made a difference, for better or for worse, with Kambri Crews, Gastor Almonte, host Lauren Hope Krass, and more (Dec. 26); some of NYC's funniest improv duos battle it out at Two-Prov Improv Comedy Show (Dec. 27); Nelson Hughes and Tommy Jose Stathes host an afternoon stroll down rare silent comedy film shorts at That Slapstick Show! Presents: Holiday Hilarities (Dec. 28); comedy from and about living in the city when you weren't born there at Transplants (Dec. 28); Tracey Carnazzo hosts a night of her favorite comics at Hashtag Comedy (Dec. 28); a special solo show from Patrick Holbert (Dec. 29); and, much more! Note: QED will be closed on Christmas Day.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2018-19 season with DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, a sexy comedy about gay parenting and modern families from Peter Parnell (The Cider House Rules), directed by Jeff Award-nominated AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm*. DADA WOOF PAPA HOT will play January 10 - February 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Here are some of the highlighted events coming to QED from Dec. 29 - Jan. 7, including: Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli host music podcast Repeater's Top 10 Coundown of 2019 (Dec. 29); NYE fun with Christian Finnegan, Usama Siddiquee, Sam Morrison, Courney Fearrington, Lauren Hope Crass, and Erin Maguire at QED's New Year's Eve Spectacular (Jan. 31); host Oril Matlow and guests revisit their favorite hopelessly-dated material at Comedy Time Machine (Jan. 2); Liz Simons & Jenn Wehrung host a night filled with their favorite local comedians at Laugh It Up, Astoria! (Jan. 2); Krowdwerk, an improvised comedy show based completely on the time-honored tradition of doing crowd-work (Jan. 3); a Golden Globes Watch Party & Trivia night (Jan. 5); and, much more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Transplants presents its live backyard comedy show and Zoom presentation by comedians who are not New Yorkers telling jokes and stories about NYC and their hometowns.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
New Orleans-based garage-pop group Pet Fangs today release their latest single 'She's Alright' from their upcoming full-length album release, Ultra Deluxe, available on August 16. The new song is a slow-burning rock anthem that builds into an epic crescendo accompanied by a cinematic piano scape. The track debuted earlier this week on Northern Transmissions, who said, 'the atmospheric-soul driven tune, will definitely want you to pour a summery beverage.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
QED presents Transplants Comedy Show Live Backyard show and Zoom by comedians who are not New Yorkers telling jokes and stories about NYC and their hometowns.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.