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136 East 13th Street
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2020
The latest cohort of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grantees, announced today, comprise 23 nonfiction film projects from 21 countries of production. Unrestricted grant support, totaling $540,000, will benefit the projects across various production stages from development to post-production.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
TheaterWorks Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut and TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Arkansas reently joined forces to digitally produce Sarah Gancher’s timely new play about the everyday banality of destabilizing democracy, Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy.
by Student Blogger: Katy Dara - Oct 19, 2020
Let’s face it. Because of the pandemic, there’s a lot of things we miss. As a theatre kid, one of those things is live shows.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Cherished by audiences and critics alike both in America and abroad, Bernard Slade’s wickedly funny comedy explores a 25-year love affair between two seemingly ordinary people who meet once a year. SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR deftly examines the monumental political, social, and most of all, the personal changes that impact the lovers during that quarter century.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Today, NYC-based Pinc Louds share 'Spellbound,' an enchanting bolero-tinged ode to classic harmony groups of the 50’s and 60’s.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
UTA Artist Space presents Emergency On Planet Earth: In A Time Close To Now featuring Parker and Clayton Calvert, Manny Castro, Todd DiCiurcio, Daniel Fuller, Iva Gueorguieva, Heather Haynes, Jamiroquai, Glenn Kaino, Jason Nichols and Felipe Griebel, Ellen Page, Rob Reynolds, Toni Scott, Ai Weiwei, and Nathan Wong. Including video, sculpture, painting, and photography, this multi-sensory exhibition will address both the environmental and human impact of our current times.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2020
Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts virtually produces the Emerging Choreographer's Showcase (ECS) for its sixth season.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2020
A new indie prog-rock band called Honeypot is here with a scathing new single and music video called 'Over the Line', criticizing the whole two-party system altogether, asking people to look beyond the illusion of division and come together as a singular country. 
by Shari Barrett - Nov 29, 2020
Facing the current challenge of how to keep entertaining audiences, the duo’s new online show was broadcast in English (both speak several languages) on Sunday, November 29 with over 100 people from all over the world in the audience. In addition to never before seen tricks, the show features their dog, Mr. Koni Hundini, a Maltipoo who is always with them, whether at home or on the road. “So, most of the time we know what he is thinking and the other way around,” Amelie shared.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
On Friday, November 27th, The Radium Girls: A Jaw-Dropping New Musical will have its world premiere production, although it will look a little different from the one the show's writers, Amanda D'Archangelis, Sami Horneff, and Lisa Mongillo, envisioned when they began working on the piece in 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
TheaterWorks Hartford and TheatreSquared in association with The Civilians,  have announced the extension of Sarah Gancher's Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy to November 15.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Due to popular demand and critical acclaim, TheaterWorks Hartford and TheatreSquared in association with The Civilians, have announced the extension of Sarah Gancher's Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy to November 15.
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2020
Guns N' Roses made our collective rock'n'roll dreams come true with 2017's Not In This Lifetime tour and now Paul Dainty AM, President & CEO of TEG DAINTY is thrilled to announce one of the greatest bands of all time will return to tour our shores in NOVEMBER 2021. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
Nearly two decades into a lifer's voyage of shapeshifting through shadowy realms of the American underground, Guy Blakeslee has announced his latest release. The gorgeous and dramatic Postcards From The Edge is out February 5, 2021 via his own Entrance Records. A wandering soul who has spent the better part of his musical life on the road, the album was recorded in New Orleans at the house studio of Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2021
SWITCHFOOT front man Jon Foreman on 'i need you (to be wrong)': 'I began writing this song more than a decade ago, during a season of personal friction. Insecurity. Doubt.'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2021
Written by award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Alex Vickery-Howe, Watchlist speaks to an emerging generation of environmental activists while exploring surveillance culture, the illusion of free speech, and the erosion of privacy laws.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2021
This summer, give yourself a break and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to celebrate the re-emergence of live theater in Maine. Join  Theater at Monmouth for its (R)evolutionary Redux Season.
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2021
Wilson is currently finishing writing his first book, due for publication by Little Brown later this year, and working on two new albums for release in 2022 and 2023.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2021
Bell Shakespeare today announced the cast for the upcoming production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, travelling to 26 venues across Australia in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and Queensland between July and November this year.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 29, 2021
Renee Katz produced an album of covers that sound so personal in her performances that you might mistake them for her own compositions.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
WME has signed Derek DelGaudio. DelGaudio is best known for his one-man Off-Broadway show, In & Of Itself, which ran for 72 weeks with over 560 performances, grossing around $7 million.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021
Television producer Roger Englander passed away earlier this month at the age of 94. Now his friend and colleague Freddie Gershon has written a beautiful tribute in his memory.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
Keen Co Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced new guests for upcoming evenings of the FREE event, Keen After Hours: Heidi Armbruster & Paul Niebanck, who share the distinction of working on the most Keen productions, on April 5th, joining the previously announced Nick Blaemire tonight, March 22nd followed by Dan Domingues on March 29th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
This will be a compilation of songs and monologues about life during the coronavirus pandemic, curated and directed by Regina Taylor and performed by Sammy Rat Rios, Cherish Robinson, Marlene Beltran, Paloma Nance, Casie Luong, Gabrielle Beckford, Marti Etheridge and Associate Artistic Director Christie Vela. Featuring new works by local Dallas artists, this will be a collective effort to evaluate what it means to be human during a global nightmare.
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2021
A new trailer has been released for the Frank Oz-helmed film transfer of illusionist Derek DelGaudio's stage show, 'In & Of Itself.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021
Broward Center for the Performing Arts will present Reza Edge of Illusion at the Miniaci Center. The performance takes place on January 23, 2021.
by Student Blogger: Kyle Morales - Jan 4, 2021
Student blogger Kyle Morales got to chat with former A Christmas Story cast members Johnny Rabe, Jeremy Todd Shinder, and Jack Mastrianni.
by Jim Munson - Jan 29, 2021
Good news for Hershey Felder fans and musical theater afficionados everywhere! TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is launching the New Year with three world premiere livestreamed performances in partnership with Hershey Felder Presents Live from Florence. First up is Hershey Felder as Sholem Aleichem in BEFORE FIDDLER, presented live at 5pm PST on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Decades before the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof first delighted audiences, there was Sholem Aleichem and his beloved character of ‘Tevye the Milkman.’ Long before songs like “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset” first beguiled audiences, there was klezmer, a music that imitated talking, laughing, weeping, and singing, and where musicians didn’t just make music, they spoke to audiences in song. Acclaimed playwright & performer Felder will play Sholem Aleichem, giving audiences the true story of what happened ‘Before Fiddler.’ He will be joined by Florence’s celebrated Klezmerata Fiorentina, comprised of top musicians from Florence’s world-famous Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale. Filmed partially on location where the events actually took place, this production will feature the stories and characters of Sholem Aleichem, along with authentic klezmer music that is sure to move the soul. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit BroadwayWorld spoke with Felder last week from his home in Florence where he’s been based ever since the Covid pandemic hit. As always, Felder is fascinating and delightful to talk to, simultaneously brainy and emotionally transparent, and confident enough in his own talents to be open about his enduring fears.
by Jim Munson - Jan 25, 2021
We may be in the doldrums of winter right now – with nippy temperatures, dark skies and some much-needed rain – but January also means that San Francisco Ballet (SFB) is back in season for the next several months and, to me, that signifies all’s right with the world. SFB is kicking off its 2021 digital season exactly where it left off last March, when the remainder of its 2020 season was abruptly cancelled for obvious reasons. The company presented an enchanting new production of George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream only to have the curtain come down on opening night to the news that the just-ended performance would be its last for the season.
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2021
Derek DelGaudio and Frank Oz do their best to explain their new film 'In And Of Itself,' and how it explores complex themes of identity, without giving away any spoilers. 'In And Of Itself' is a passion project for executive producers Stephen and Evie Colbert, who hope you will head over to Hulu and stream it right now!
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2021
Derek DelGaudio's off-Broadway smash, 'In & Of Itself,' has been adapted for the screen by legendary director with Frank Oz. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 2, 2021
There was something almost surreal about hearing 'Remy, the ratatouille, the rat of all my dreams,' played out in full, glorious Broadway orchestration last night during the premiere of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical when you think about where it all began.
by Roger Catlin - Jan 14, 2021
Reliving the effects of one deadly plague era during another one, which contributed to the death of its celebrated playwright Terrence McNally last year.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
The Curtis Opera Theatre announces a new virtual offering entitled Opera OnDemand. Available for free online streaming from January 22 through February 1, 2021, the project features beloved duets from the Italian opera canon. Through months of musical preparation, innovative staging techniques, and state-of-the-art video editing, Curtis's rising opera stars perform in custom virtual sets, united in pairs from their individual locations across the globe.
by Student Blogger: Sydney Emerson - Feb 4, 2021
It wasn’t until I started taking a course in puppetry for my college’s January  term, where I began learning about more esoteric methods and philosophies of  puppetry, that I was able to fully appreciate the amount of puppetry that happened  nightly in Ferguson’s studio.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2021
On March 20, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. PST/6:00 p.m. EST, Queer artist J GRGRY will return to his hometown of Seattle, Washington’s legendary Moore Theatre, where he will perform a first-of-its-kind, interactive, visually-electrifying live concert, streamed exclusively on Amazon streaming platform Twitch.
by Student Blogger: Anna Demaria - Feb 22, 2021
For three artists, this provided an opportunity to create their own work. Katarina “Kat” Lopez, Maya De La Torre, and Megan Rackley are the force behind The Podcast Players, an up-and-coming theatrical company which strives to create accessible theatre for all.
by Fiona Scott - Feb 11, 2021
As a very different Valentines Day looms for people in the UK, Metcalfe Gordon Productions have created a unique digital version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Nick Evans. The online production has been stitched together in such a way that the viewer is fooled into thinking that the performers are all present in the same room.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2021
92Y has announced the premiere of TRIBE's BLACK HOLE 360° Video Art, a multidisciplinary, interactive piece merging choreography, photography, video and lighting to create an immersive digital experience.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2020
TheaterWorks Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut and TheatreSquared in Fayetteville, Arkansas reently joined forces to digitally produce Sarah Gancher’s timely new play about the everyday banality of destabilizing democracy, Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy.
by Jim Munson - Dec 2, 2020
It's hard to believe, but the ever-youthful, trailblazing actor/writer/comedian Marga Gomez is now well into the fourth decade of her remarkable career. Known for her funny and touching solo theater pieces as well as her uproarious standup comedy, Gomez recently revived her hit play Not Getting Any Younger for the MarshStream International Solo Fest where it won the award for Best Solo Show. In the play, Gomez weaves commentary through hilarious surreal life vignettes like little Marga visiting the worst amusement park ever with her showgirl mom in tow, and adult Marga trying to get a senior discount at Forever 21. In a swift 55 minutes, Gomez looks back on how even an outspoken lesbian can find herself in the closet for women of a certain age. Luckily for viewers everywhere, Gomez is now reprising the show for two more livestreamed performances on December 5th and 6th. Additional details can be found on the MarshStream website. BroadwayWorld recently chatted by phone with Gomez from her home in the Glen Park neighborhood of San Francisco. Our conversation delved into how she adapted Not Getting Any Younger for virtual performance, her experience as one of the first successful, out lesbian comedians, and her colorful family history in the Latino variety show world. Offstage, she is much as you would expect - naturally warm, funny and down-to-earth - but also surprisingly nerdy about the careful technique that goes into making a successful virtual performance.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2020
Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the completion of five new pieces in the Denver Public Art collection — “Silent River” at the Denver Health Outpatient Medical Center, “Connecting Points” and “Community Fountain” at Red Rocks Park, 'Infinite Span' at Grant Frontier Park, “Bridging the Community” at the 47th & York pedestrian bridge and “Rondure” at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. 
by Caroline Cronin - Dec 15, 2020
This isn’t the first time that an opening night review has been written when the following day is closing night, but it is hopefully the last. When Tier 3 restrictions were announced at 3.30pm on Monday, the theatre industry heaved a collective sigh of desperation as once again, the rug was pulled out from under them. Of course, regional theatres have been closed for many months, but some is better than none, and seeing London theatres alive these past few weeks gave a glimmer of hope - not to mention employment - to thousands of people.
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 13, 2020
THE FUTURE at The Geffen is a smart new production, once again written by Helder Guimarães and directed by Frank Marshall, that highlights Guimarães’ ability to weave illusion and storytelling into a satisfying theatrical crowd-pleaser. With the indisputable skill of a master illusionist and the understated style of an artist who takes his desire to bring wonder into the world seriously, Guimarães handily draws us in, even from behind a screen in the comfort of our own homes.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
Returning to The Joyce’s virtual stage in 2021, the Trisha Brown Dance Company presents a digital program featuring works from Brown’s initial explorations with movement invention. Get a first look at the production!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2021
Returning to The Joyce’s virtual stage in 2021, the Trisha Brown Dance Company presents a digital program featuring works from Brown’s initial explorations with movement invention. Featuring an encore presentation of the 2017 Joyce performance of Geometry of Quiet (2002), the program will also include newly recorded performances of Locus Trio (1980), Watermotor (1978) and The Decoy Project—a unique arrangement of Glacial Decoy (1979) for video that incorporates guest artists from the New York dance community.
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Curnyn - Apr 23, 2021
If you go onto the MTI website in search of musicals available for licensing, the song cycle The Theory of Relativity is currently the #1 trending show on the call board. Why, you ask? Well, other than being a 'moving and unconventional song cycle' geared specifically towards college-aged students, it also translates well in the world of virtual theatre.
by Roger Catlin - Apr 23, 2021
MetroStage is starting to wind down its lockdown era with a second streamed work of Terrence McNally, the esteemed American playwright who himself died of COVID complications a year ago.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet) streams Helgi Tomasson's Romeo & Juliet from May 6–26, 2021 in the multi-capture, cinematic production by Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance from 2015, captured on stage at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
As part of The Joyce Theater's Winter/Spring 2021 digital season, the Trisha Brown Dance Company will present a program of pivotal works from Brown's initial explorations with movement invention, streaming on demand from April 29 at 8:00pm ET through May 12 at 11:59pm ET.