Zipper Factory Theatre

(New York, NY)
336 W. 37th Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
This season, TheatreFIRST gets intimate. While our home at the Live Oak Theater is being renovated, this season will be held at our new black box space, The Waterfront Playhouse at 2020 Fourth St. in Berkeley.
by Gary Naylor - Jul 31, 2019
The vivacity of this production of Kiss Me, Kate hits you even harder than the gifts of the multi-talented cast. Just what you need to escape these troubled times.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
The Edinburgh International Festival launches this week for its 73rd edition, bringing the best of theatre, music and dance from across the world to Scotland's capital. The Festival will once again be a meeting place for the world's creatives as 2,800 artists arrive from 41 countries including Australia, Nigeria, Canada, Belgium, China, Mali, Holland, South Africa, France, Germany and India as well as 800 artists from Scotland. The International Festival programme features 155 events, with 293 performances, attracting audiences from 80 countries to see the world's greatest performing arts festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Dutch Kills Theater (In Quietness, The Sister, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies), a company that divides its time between productions in New York and Edinburgh, will present two World Premiere productions during the upcoming 2019 a?" 2020 theater season:
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
20-year-old U.K. singer/songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Cavetown just shared his new song 'Feb 14' today on Sire Records. The release is accompanied by an intimate live video filmed at London's Hoxton Hall, where Cavetown performed three sold-out shows earlier this year.
by Review Roundups - Aug 9, 2019
Writer Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are currently presenting the world premiere of a new cabaret show at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by Gary Naylor - Aug 9, 2019
Nicholas Wright's new play, set on the road in wartime America, examines the relationships between Paul Robeson and his Othello co-stars, José Ferrer and Uta Hagen. It does not waste that wonderful set up.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Chart-topping phenomenon Bazzi has announced today's release of his eagerly awaited new mixtape and accompanying music video. 'Soul Searching' (iamcosmic/Atlantic Records) beautifully melds pop, R&B and hip hop to create a piece of work that is uniquely Bazzi. The mixtape is available at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The video for track 'Soul Searching', also out today, sees Bazzi reflecting on who he really is at a gold gilt dining table, in neon-lit rooms, and in the dove scene featured on the mixtape cover art.
by Cindy Marcolina - Aug 8, 2019
Fourth Monkey's Two Year Rep programme students take over the entirety of The Monkey House directed by Rich Rusk and create a world dominated by Norse Mythology. Loki becomes the master of ceremonies in this site specific piece, introducing Odin, giant spiders, fortune tellers, and an army of Valkyrie to enthrall the audience with a poignant reflection.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
DDM Productions & RPM Underground today announced dates for Poseidon Theatre Company's Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe? The Cooping Theory 1969: An Immersive Paranormal Experience. Conceived and directed by Aaron Salazar, this new spellbinding production is the only story-driven, multi-room immersive experience in the heart of Times Square and features a book by Nate Raven (who also co-directs), original score by Manuel Pelayo & Giancarlo Bonfanti with additional material by Edgar Allan Poe.  Previews begin Monday, August 19that RPM Underground, 244 West 54th St. between 8th Avenue and Broadway. The official opening will be on Monday, September 16th and the run continues through November 2.   
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
After a successful project run in which all tickets sold out, Creative Time is announcing the extended dates of Risa Puno's The Privilege of Escape, which will be on view through August 18, 2019. The public art project takes place at Onassis USA in New York City.
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Australian rock and roll themed band Skegss are headed back to the US with headlining dates this Fall, including stops at Los Angeles's El Rey, Chicago's Bottom Lounge and NYC's Bowery Ballroom. Hailing from and around Byron Bay, the band is known for their dizzyingly energetic sets and in the past year alone have seen the venues they play jump in size to nearly 6,000 in Australia. And with good reason, asTone Deaf said “one listen to their live show proves that they deserve everything they have achieved, with bands three times their age dreaming of pulling off a show like this.” The Mancunion (UK) also caught a set, saying “really bloody fun are three words that ultimately sum up the experience of seeing Skegss live.” Their November shows will be their biggest rooms yet in the US. See all tour dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 9th at 10:00AM local time. Visit for more info. 
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 7, 2019
Today's top stories: a film adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is in the works, Six will sail the seas on Norwegian Cruise Line, A Christmas Carol is returning to Broadway, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Atomic Saloon Show has just completed its first weekend of preview performances in Edinburgh to standing ovations from audiences and critics who cheered the show's drop-dead sexy acrobats and ridiculous comedy mayhem.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Confined to The Living Room, these two Accountants of Death work tirelessly to record the death toll, while the occupational hazards wear on these two clowns as they learn the meaning of life and death.
by Christian Ranke - Aug 6, 2019
It has been a long journey for director Renate Stridh in bringing this musical to Norway. On August 26 she will finally present the Scandinavian premiere of Dogfight at Riksscnenen in Oslo. BroadwayWorld caught up with her recently, and had a talk about the production.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 6, 2019
There was widespread panic in the theatre district tonight when tourists mistook a motorcycle backfire for gunshots.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Aug 5, 2019
In this week's episode, Ilana chats with Marin Ireland! Marin Ireland has been seen on Broadway in Big Knife, After Miss Julie, reasons to be pretty (Tony nom, Theatre World Award). Selected Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (Atlantic), Summer and Smoke (Transport Group/CSC), Three Sisters (CSC), Marie Antoinette, Blasted (Soho Rep), Maple and Vine (Playwrights Horizons), In the Wake, The Ruby Sunrise (Public), Lie of the Mind (New Group); Cyclone (Obie Award; Studio Dante), Far Away (NYTW), The Harlequin Studies (Signature), On the Exhale (Drama Desk nom, Solo Performance, Roundabout), Ironbound (Drama Desk nom, Rattlestick, Geffen Playhouse), Kill Floor (LCT3). Other: 4.48 Psychosis (Royal Court US tour), Troilus & Cressida (Wooster Group/RSC). Film: The Family Fang, Glass Chin (Independent Spirit Award nomination), 28 Hotel Rooms, Flint, Sparrows Dance, The Irishman, others. TV: 'Sneaky Pete,' 'The Slap,''Masters of Sex,' 'Girls,' 'The Divide,' 'Homeland', 'Mildred Pierce,'others.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Temples have today shared “You're Either On Something”, the latest track from their forthcoming third album, Hot Motion - to be released worldwide onATO Records on Friday September 27th 2019. The band will begin their North American tour on October 11, starting with Desert Daze Festival. “I'm excited for people to experience these songs for the first time,” declares singer and guitaristJames Bagshaw. “They are constructed in such a way that the album should feel relatively instantaneous, but we did not water down our creative ideas. Getting that balance can be hard, perhaps on the last record on some songs we used too many layers to create depth, but making this album we discovered that depth doesn't simply come by layering things, it can come from the intensity of an idea.”
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 4, 2019
The Orange Tree Theatre's Directors' Festival is always an exciting opportunity to see emerging talent. This is the third cohort of directors who have been studying the Orange Tree Theatre and St Mary's University MA Theatre Directing Masters course. Georgia Green takes the directing reins here with Josh Azouz's heartbreaking debut play The Mikvah Project, that explores Judaism's relationship with sexuality in a modern world. 
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 3, 2019
A new parody musical, inspired by the iconic TV show. When Ross' wife leaves him for another woman, he fears he will never find love again. But then Rachel runs back into his life... will he end up with his true love? Featuring original songs: (He's her) Lobster!, Richard's Moustache and You're Over Me? When Were You Under Me?, the gang take on naked Thursdays, a power cut and a dinosaur convention. What could possibly go wrong? This is a loving parody not to be confused with the Warner Bros Entertainment Inc series Friends.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride announced plans today for a completely reimagined and unparalleled haunted experience for 2019, including an expanded lineup of event attractions and ghostly theme for the very first time. Produced by Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, the highly anticipated Halloween attraction will return to Griffith Park for the 11th consecutive year on Saturday, September 28 a?" Saturday, November 2, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Bay Street Theater and Guild Hall, in association with Jamie Cesa and Bel Chiasso Entertainment present a free concert staged reading of The Romeo & Juliet Project, a new musical, featuring the music of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with book by Bradley Bredeweg. This FREE community event will be held in Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor, NY on August 16 and 17 at 7 pm and is the latest installment of Bay Street's ongoing Under the Stars Community Outreach Program. The performance is directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
University of the Arts School of Dance presents The School for Temporary Liveness, featuring a new commission by Isabel Lewis and a live performance album from nora chipaumire, from September 25-October 2, 2019 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts, 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The events are FREE and open to the public. Advance registration for programs will be available at in mid-August.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
theSpaceUK will see an explosion of colour splashed across its 7 venues as it presents numerous artists with moving, funny and original stories from authentic LGBTQ+ voices.
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
The Rocket Summer's 'mastermind (Billboard),' multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and performer, Bryce Avary, shares what he calls his 'introspective, restful, melancholic yet high-energy, often dance-inducing' new album, Sweet Shivers, out today, August 2, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Sentient sonic anarchists Black Futures have released 'Body & Soul', the newest offering to be taken from their debut album, Never Not Nothing, which is out August 30th via Music For Nations.
by Adam Robinson - Aug 18, 2019
The art of circus skills involves trust, talent and intimate physical contact. In a social landscape where the gender stereotypes of what it means to be a man, and what are acceptable public interactions keep changing, how does this effect male acrobats?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Don Barnhart's Hypnomania has proven itself as one of the funniest new hypnosis shows in Las Vegas and gets its residency extended. Barnhart's show is as empowering as it is entertaining and Don leaves his audience volunteers feeling refreshed and recharged having learned a technique they can use long after the show and with it's popularity, the show has been extended through the end of the year with another 2 year option.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 16, 2019
Leola brings a new LADYLAND sermon to The Green Room 42 next month and, in delicious anticipation, we have an interview with the star and her impresario, Will Nolan.
by Kelsey Lawler - Aug 15, 2019
This is farcical theater to the extreme, aimed at testing your reflex for laughter. What a fun and funny way to kick off the 2019a?"2020 theater season here in Milwaukee. I'd say this 'Farce' is anything but unnecessary.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Fast forward to 2017 and myself, Justin, Scott and Grant got into the studio and made the Mastersystem record 'Dance Music'.  This record and the short tour we did in early 2018, straight after TMOF 10 year anniversary tour, meant a great deal to me, to us.  
by David Edward Perry - Aug 15, 2019
Carlton Bell II is a young Birminghamian with an artistic theatrical vision. Bell is an artist who wears many hats; actor, filmmaker, director, producer, and now head of the Birmingham Black Repertory Theatre Company. Next week they will have their inaugural performance of the Tony Award winning musical 'Choir Boy.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Rigoletto is now open at Seattle Opera! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
On Sunday, August 11th, Hollywood insider, Donelle Dadigan, and respected actress, Lee Purcell, hosted and invitation only screening of the documentary - THE MAX FACTOR.  The film takes a look behind the scenes into the star studded and astounding life of the inventor, pioneer and Hollywood' legendary King of Make-up.  The screening was followed by Q&A with the hosts and Filmmakers Clara and Julia Kuperberg and was moderated by film historian and critic, Leonard Maltin, who remarked 'The Max Factor Building is a true Hollywood treasure. I'm always happy to spend time there celebrating its history.' 
by Michael T. Mooney - Aug 14, 2019
A moving and memorable portrait of America's favorite sidekick. Vivian Vance.
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Just a few weeks before Phish begins its traditional summer-ending three-night run at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, the band has announced a run of Fall 2019 tour dates. The seven-date tour begins with two performances at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, RI, and culminates with their first-ever three-night run in Charleston, SC at the North Charleston Coliseum. Additional highlights include a performance at Uniondale, NY's Nassau Coliseum -- the band's first since 2003 -- and a night at Peterson Event Center in Pittsburgh, PA. The full itinerary is below.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
In Exquisite Corpse Company's performative exhibition, Water, Water, Everywhere... step into the lives of people from the past, present, and future.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
University of the Arts School of Dance presents The School for Temporary Liveness, featuring a new commission by Isabel Lewis and a live performance album from nora chipaumire, September 25-October 2, 2019 at the Philadelphia Art Alliance at University of the Arts, 251 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA. This project marks the Art Alliance at University of the Arts' programmatic debut. The events are FREE and open to the public. Advance registration for programs will be available at in mid-August.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2019
FEFU AND HER FRIENDS, a surreal dramedy by Maria Irene Fornés, known as an early feminist giant of the avant-garde, challenges modern audiences in that the play is plotless except for the fact eight women with very different agendas, personalities, and sexual orientations have gathered in the country home of their eccentric friend, Fefu, to plan an event for their do-gooding educational work. As multiple conflicts unfold between the old friends, they struggle to define who they are and what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated world.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Australia's first large-scale immersive theatre experience has extended its Melbourne season by four weeks in a response to popular demand. With its first two weeks selling out and audiences raving, A Midnight Visitwill now run over 11 weeks until 13 October 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Following the success of her first play, Scary Mary and the Nightmares Nine (Annex Theatre), Playwright Amy Escobar in collaboration with 18th & Union and The 14/48 Projects will co-present the world premiere of Escobar's new play We Go Mad at 18th & Union September 20 a?" October 5, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the 16-time Emmy Award-winning show that sparked America's fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall a?" live on tour. Celebrating its momentous 16th season, members of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE's Top 10 finalists will make their way to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas on Nov. 22 as part of Season 16's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE LIVE! 2019 tour. Tickets starting at $29 are on sale now at
by Jonathan Marshall - Aug 12, 2019
The Lyric is one of the UK's leading producing theatres, creating world-class theatre from the heart of Hammersmith - its home for more than 120 years.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
The 14th annual Voorkamerfest will take place from 6 to 8 September in the West Coast town of Darling.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Third Rail Projects' award-winning THEN SHE FELL, which celebrated its 4000th performance on July 5 after over 7 years of performances, announces the release of a new block of tickets through December 22, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019
Carrick Hill has announced a new free program of Spectacular Sundays to take place on the third Sunday of each month from August 2019 through to May 2020.
by Amy Hanson - Aug 10, 2019
In Jekyll vs Hyde, a free musical comedy now playing at the Voodoo Rooms, Laurence is a serious composer, working on a one-man musical adaptation of Stevenson's classic work.  It's high art he believes, much elevated by the noble tradition of sock puppetry enabling him to play all of the parts.  His wife and disgruntled stage hand, Lindsay thinks it's all a bit boring, especially compared to the cheesy, bells-and-whistles, Broadway-bound adaptation they had crafted together once upon a time.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 1, 2019
Comedian JIM CAMPBELL's latest show BEEF confronts his family curse. The show is a fast-paced and bold attempt to overcome overthinking, anxiety and find self-acceptance through humour. Ahead of performing it at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he chats to BroadwayWorld.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Theatr Clwyd today release architect Haworth Tompkins initial designs for their building's capital redevelopment with the start of an extensive public consultation. The project will see the 43-year-old theatre refurbished and repaired, creating a greener, more efficient and sustainable building for the 21st century. The redeveloped building will incorporate reimagined public spaces, as well as dedicated facilities for health & well-being and community work.