John Houseman Theatre Studio

(New York, NY)
450 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The renowned Wajde Ayub, born in Aleppo, is a classically trained Syrian mutrib (principal vocalist) who has been acclaimed for his exquisite and commanding renderings of the repertoire of Aleppo, one of the great cultural centers of the Middle East; wasla, a musical suite that incorporates composed and improvised parts; and muwashahat, sung poetry. Since immigrating to the US in 2017, he has been a leading proponent of Syrian vocal music here. He is dedicated to maintaining the ancient musical traditions of Syria a?" traditions that have been put in danger by the civil war that has devastated the country. His performances, which include layali (melismatic vocalizations) and mawwal (unmetered song), are reminiscent of those of his mentor, the great Sabah Fakhri, and resonate with the musical ecstasy known as tarab, a heightened state of emotion similar to duende in flamenco. His ensemble is composed of a chorus and instrumentalists on oud (lute), violins, cello, nay (flute), qanun (zither), bass, and percussion who are highly regarded in the field of Middle Eastern music in the US.
by Vicki Trask - Sep 7, 2019
Calgary's thriving theatre season officially got under way this September with the opening of Stage West's a?oeThere Goes The Bridea??. Broadway World has compiled a list of some of the exciting upcoming shows that Calgarians and visitors can look forward to in this 2019/2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Rhymes With Opera will host their annual Season Preview event on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7pm at Cary Hall in the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th Street, NYC. This year's preview will feature excerpts from Rhymes With Opera's 12th season, including live performances of new works by Co-Artistic Directors Ruby Fulton and George Lam, and a sneak peek at Rhymes With Opera's revival of Adam Matlock's Red Giant, a chamber opera about three humans on an unknown journey through space as they escape an expanding sun.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Rhymes With Opera will host their annual Season Preview event on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7pm at Cary Hall in the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th Street, NYC. This year's preview will feature excerpts from Rhymes With Opera's 12th season, including live performances of new works by Co-Artistic Directors Ruby Fulton and George Lam, and a sneak peek at Rhymes With Opera's revival of Adam Matlock's Red Giant, a chamber opera about three humans on an unknown journey through space as they escape an expanding sun.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Dixon Place Presents FOOLS IN PLEIN AIR: FERMENTED RAIN, a new puppet theater commission by Patti Bradshaw, featuring Marie-Helene Brabant, Patrick Gallagher, Valerie Striar and Lissy Vomacka, with costumes by Dorke Poelz and sound and projection design by Andrew Murdock.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
The Hangar Theatre Company fundraiser Bet Your Bottom Dollar: A Night in Monte Carlo will be taking place on Saturday, October 19, to benefit the Hangar's artistic and educational programming.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Heartbeat Opera announces its 6th Annual Halloween Drag Extravaganza: HOT MAMA Singing Gays Saving Gaia.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
The Theater Project, an award-winning professional theater based in Union, NJ, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a fundraising event, Casino Royale, Saturday, Oct. 5 at Galloping Hills Caterers in Union, NJ. The event will also honor long-time Theater Project volunteer and Union County College Professor Elizabeth Neblett for 25 years of volunteer service to the theater.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Known for groundbreaking performances that bridge a variety of genres and cultural traditions, Jen Shyu (pronounced 'shoe') returns to National Sawdust to give the world premiere of her multilingual, multimedia monodrama ZERO GRASSES on Wednesday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m. The work was commissioned by John Zorn, who invited Ms. Shyu to compose a new work for his series at National Sawdust in celebration of The Stone, his revolutionary venue dedicated to the experimental and avant-garde. This premiere reunites her with Romanian director Alexandru Mihail, who also directed her acclaimed one-woman show Nine Doors, which premiered at National Sawdust in 2017 and was reprised at last year's Resonant Bodies Festival.
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Uzo Aduba is set to co-star opposite Chris Rock in the upcoming fourth season of FX's anthology series Fargo, according to Deadline.
by Steve Murray - Oct 5, 2019
BWW Review: THIS SIDE OF CRAZY at New Conservatory Theatre Center is Del Shores Dramatic Confrontation of a Narcissistic Mother and Her Three Daughters.
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Northern California singer/songwriter Sasha Papadin aka Loverman has released the video for his song “Coming Up Roses” today via Northern Transmissions.  The track was produced by Gus Seyffert (Beck, The Black Keys, Michael Kiwanuka) and features Joey Waronker (R.E.M., Atoms for Peace) on drums.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The Iraqi maqam (modal system), one of Iraq's richest cultural offerings, features sophisticated melodies, infectious rhythms, and eloquent poetry. Hamid Al-Saadi, Iraq's foremost exponent of this centuries-old tradition, is renowned for his powerful voice and highly ornamented style, as well as his comprehensive knowledge of the intricate details of the music and poetry of Iraq. Al-Saadi is the only person from his generation to have memorized and mastered all 56 maqamat from the Baghdad repertoire, and is one of the few vocalists to keep this maqam alive today. He is joined by Safaafir, the only US-based ensemble dedicated to performing the Iraqi maqam in it traditional format. The group is led by the acclaimed Amir ElSaffar (santur-zither) and Dena El Saffar (joza-bowed stringed instrument, violin) of Iraqi descent, and features Tim Moore on percussion.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
TOXIC MASCULINITY: The Musical is set to begin it's extended, hour long version of the show at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (Hells Kitchen) on October 9th. TOXIC MASCULINITY: The Musical has been running at UCB since April and the hour long version is coming on the heels of a round of shows out in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
At long last, PowerPoint Roulette will return to Caveat on Saturday, October 26 at 7PM. Host Nat Towsen (Esquire, UCB) and deck jockey Darren Solomon (Clio and Cannes Gold Lion award winner) will confront five comedians with the ultimate business presentation software challenge: to present a PowerPoint slideshow that they've never seen before (made up of real slides from educational and business slideshows)! 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
More than 500 visual artists will open their art studios, collaborative work spaces, garages, and homes a?" to engage with the public, showcase their remarkable work, and encourage fellowship a?" during the 23rd annual Eastside Culture Crawl, taking place across Vancouver's Eastside community from November 14 to 17, 2019. Encompassing the region bounded by Columbia Street, 1st Avenue, Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront, the Eastside Arts District is home to the highest concentration of visual artists, designers, and craft makers in Canada. The Crawl eagerly welcomes arts patrons and collectors, community builders, and inquisitive tourists to immerse themselves in this enriching community of artists through on-site visits, and interactive installations. This year, the beloved arts festival is excited to offer an expanded lineup of events with the addition of the Displacement Exhibition and a series of free artist talks hosted at various studios throughout Vancouver's Eastside.
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Just one week before the release of Armin van Buuren's seventh artist album, a huge collab emerges as the most recent single to come off of 'Balance'. A monumental link-up with none other than R&B/pop superstar NE-YO, 'Unlove You' sees the seminal artists explore the subject of a recognizable post-breakup dilemma in their own unique way.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the Bay Area premiere of Groundhog Day the Musical, the hit Broadway comedy adapted from the timeless Bill Murray film. Danny Rubin, co-writer of the 1993 film, wrote the book, with music and lyrics supplied by Tony-winner Tim Minchin (Matilda). Susi Damilano will direct the Playhouse production, with music direction by Dave Dobrusky and choreography by Nicole Helfer.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's Ninth Season gets underway October 25-26 with its signature Season Opening Gala, a benefit for the company's Theatre Internship Program and Scholarship Fund.
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 16, 2019
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's (DETC's) ninth season gets underway on October 25th and 26th with its signature season opening a benefit for the company's theatre internship program and scholarship fund. The first performance is a gala event featuring hors d'oeuvres, wine and desserts.
by Chris Struck - Nov 9, 2019
Every time Laura Osnes makes an appearance, the audience has learned to expect the highest level of detail and ability on Broadway today. Her latest performance of Repertoire Roulette at Birdland Jazz Club yet again showcases brilliant moments of her career while creating new ones.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Live Arts at the Morris Museum presents New Jersey's own dance heroes, 10 Hairy Legs, in Trouble Will Find Me: Remixed, a one-of-a-kind sensory experience Thursday, November 21st through Sunday, November 23rd . 10 Hairy Legs, which celebrates the artistry of the male dancer will join forces with up-from-the-street choreographer Doug Elkins for Trouble Will Find Me: Remixed. This new, new site-specific piece will be staged, fittingly, in the Museum's Main Gallery with the thrilling new exhibition, Aerosol: Graffiti l Street Art l New Jersey l Now as their backdrop.  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to once again present two-time Tony nominee, Laura Osnes in another “Repertoire Roulette,” which took place on November 4. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Since its formation over 30 years ago, Gamelan Kusuma Laras has entranced American and Indonesian audiences with its mesmerizing renditions of traditional Javanese performances on instruments created for the Indonesian Pavilion at the 1964-5 World's Fair.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Stars of Broadway and Drag brought out their best wigs, costume changes, and high kicks to face off in TodayTix Presents 'Lip Sync Roulette: Drag vs. Broadway' last night at Slate NY in Chelsea. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Frankie Grande, Ethan Slater, Lesli Margherita, Samantha Massell, Adam Kaplan, Noma Dumezweni, and Justin Sargent will complete Team Broadway for TodayTix Presents 'Lip Sync Roulette: Drag vs. Broadway" on June 25, 2019, at Slate NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Illusionist and Winner of Penn & Teller Fool Us, Ivan Amodei will appear at the Ohio Theatre on October 20, 2019 with his brand-new stage show SECRETS & ILLUSIONS. With the Boston Globe hailing him "Brilliant & Enthralling," Penn & Teller de­scribing it as "Gorgeous all the way through," and Hollywood Today stating, "He's the most exciting illusionist we've ever seen."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
The Odds of Being Earnest, which plays at the Connaught Studio on Friday 9 August, is a charming play about chance, the roulette wheel of life … and what happens after the curtain falls on The Importance of Being Earnest.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Birdland Jazz Club announces July 2019 Schedule featuring Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio, Freddy Cole Quartet, Steve Smith's Groove Blue Organ Trio, John Pizzarelli: Two-week engagement, Nancy Kelly, Konrad Paszkudzki and Pasquale Grasso, Lew Tabackin Trio, Michael Wolff Trio, Laura Osnes, Alyssa Allgood Quartet, Ladybugs, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more.
by David Green - Jun 14, 2019
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company (DETC) announced its ninth anniversary season which will include a musical revue 'On The Twenty-First Century' and the award winning plays 'Adoption Roulette', 'Surviving The Apocolypse' and 'Man And Wife'.Artistic Director Jerome Elliott stated: "In reading scripts for 2019­-20, we reaffirmed our commitment to providing Desert audiences an experience of adventure and discovery with a season of inventive and groundbreaking theatre. This process led us to a diverse group of plays including a world premiere and two new works not previously produced in Southern California."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
TodayTix joins in the celebration of Pride Month 2019 with a lip sync showdown between drag queens and Broadway stars on June 25, 2019, at Slate NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company (DETC) today announced the company's ninth season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Fresh off headlining at the historic Carolines on Broadway, the new queen of comedy rock returns to Union Hall for the Golden Hours Live Comedy Series. Featuring stand up, original songs, and a live rock band, Tessa Skara: Rock Goddess is one part comedy special, one part rock concert.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
HEARTBEAT OPERA announces its sixth season, featuring Heartbeat's hottest Drag Extravaganza yet with designer-extraordinaire Miodrag Guberinic riffing on the theme of Mother Earth; and two operatic masterpieces, reimagined, boldly staged, trimmed down, and re-orchestrated: Weber's DER FREISCH?oeTZ and Verdi's MACBETH (retitled LADY M). 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Sideshow Theatre Company announce sits 2019-20 Season, launching this fall with the U.S. premiere of Alistair McDowall's mind-bending sci-fi thriller X, directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green. The season concludes next spring with the world premiere of Brynne Frauenhoffer's brash, incisive comedy PRO-AM, directed by artistic associate Regina Victor.
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2019
From stage to screen, two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has mesmerized millions worldwide with his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion. Now, with beguiling feats of mind reading and suggestion, Derren Brown explores psychological manipulation and its implications for the human experience in a newly released TED Talk.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes in another exciting night of "Repertoire Roulette" on Monday, July 8.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Every star you see in the night sky is bigger and brighter than our sun. From where we stand - from our perspective - that story doesn't add up. A parallel universe is a hypothetical self-contained reality co-existing with one's own.
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The GRAMMY Museum® Grant Program announced today that $200,000 in grants will be awarded to 15 recipients in the United States to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs. Research projects include work on musical anhedonia, musical training's relationship to complex memories, and the relationship between cognitive function and singing accuracy. Preservation projects include the archiving of uncirculated John Hartford jam tapes, 960 audio reels of Cajun and zydeco artists, and 221 rare interview recordings with African-American actors, performers, composers, musicians, and scholars, among many other preservation projects.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Robert Browning, called a?oethe entrepreneur who almost single-handedly created and filled New Yorkers' passion for world musica?? in the New York Times, has presented world music since April 1976. From his years at the Alternative Center for International Arts / Alternative Museum to his 26-year tenure at World Music Institute (which he co-founded and directed from 1985 a?" 2011) and his past six seasons as the director of Robert Browning Associates, he has presented over 2,300 concerts of world music and dance from internationally renowned figures and emerging artists from more than 100 countries and regions.
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
GARY GULMAN: THE GREAT DEPRESH, debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 5 (10:00-11:15 p.m. ET/PT). Michael Bonfiglio (HBO's 'May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers') directs the special. Judd Apatow serves as executive producer.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Best known for its delectable burgers and milkshakes served up by a singing wait staff of aspiring actors and Broadway performers, Ellen's Stardust Diner is expanding its offerings with the announcement of two new partnerships with Beyond Meat and Broadway Roulette.
by TV Scoop - Aug 27, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, airing on NBC on Monday, September 2, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Aug 27, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, airing on NBC on Friday, September 6, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Aug 27, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, airing on NBC on Friday, August 30, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
The iconoclastic composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton is one of the most important musicians, educators, and creative thinkers of our time.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
In The Company of Harold Prince opens September 18, 2019 in the Library's Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
The a?oeFrom Memphis to Las Vegas a?" Elvis Presley Tributea?? show features the duo, James Marais and Monique Cassells. They pay tribute to all three decades of the a?oeKing of Rock 'n Rolla??, Elvis Presley's career, i.e. the 1950's, '60s and '70s. The show is a mini-theatrical experience, featuring the dynamic vocal and visual performances of James and Monique, alternating as a duo and individual performers, who also do multiple costume changes throughout.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Experimental music artist Patrick Higgins brings his unique blend of classical acoustic and electric guitar in genre-bending contexts to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, August 25, at 7:30pm, as part of the citywide Hudson Eye Festivalpresented by the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation. Higgins's work as a composer traverses the styles of the European avant-garde and the tradition of post-minimalist Downtown New York music. As such, it appeals to fans of both classical and rock music, connecting the dots between Bach and Sonic Youth.