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Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (New York, NY)
407 West 43rd St.

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Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Announces 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

'This is an excellent season of plays,' Glory Kadigan, founder and curator of Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, said, remarking about this year's plays and playwrights, and now, the creative team. 'I'm so proud of the activist artists involved with Planet Connections for continuing to connect with audiences in so many creative ways while drawing attention to organizations who are on the front lines of this important work.' (more...)

CONVERSATIONS 'BOUT THE GIRLS Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Sonia Jackson was performing in a production of The Vagina Monologues when she had a revelation. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the Number One UK Tour of DEATHTRAP
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Full casting for the UK tour of Ira Levin's Tony-nominated classic thriller Deathtrap includes Sam Phillips (Clifford), Beverly Klein (Helga ten Dorp) and Julien Ball (Porter). They join the previously announced TV stars Paul Bradley (Holby City and EastEnders) as Sidney Bruhl and BAFTA nominee Jessie Wallace (EastEnders and Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be) as Myra Bruhl. (more...)

CONVERSATIONS 'BOUT THE GIRLS at the Fringe is Almost Here!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Sonia Jackson was performing in a production of The Vagina Monologues when she had a revelation. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre's Ghostlight Reading Series to Continue with THE SUBJECT and CARLO AT THE WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with readings of THE SUBJECT by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jade King Carroll on Monday, June 5th at 7pm and CARLO AT THE WEDDING by Bryna Turner and directed by Jenna Worsham on Monday, June 12th at 7pm. (more...)

Casting Announced for DEPOSIT at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

'Well today is a brave day, friends are uniting. To help each other's dreams come true.' (more...)

VIDEO: Paige Davis Stars in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on Tuesday, May 16 during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED to Launch New Off-Broadway Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf have announced that Lisa's new play, STUFFED, will open Off-Broadway this fall in a new production at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), following a limited NYC run last fall at WP Theater. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

WICKED in Cincinnati- Tickets On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Cincinnati's most popular musical will return to the Aronoff Center September 13 - October 15, 2017 as a season special for the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati's 17/18 Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets for the return engagement are on sale now and available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenate¬Öwhich makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to suffice¬Ö (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or mesaartscenter.com. (more...)

STEREOPTIK's DARK CIRCUS to Bring Puppet Theater to HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

HERE presents Dark Circus, by renowned French company STEREOPTIK, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program. This innovative puppet theater work, for all ages, plays six performances May 30 - June 4 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Lonesome Music Productions Presents E.D. BLUES THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Lonesome Music Productions proudly presents E.D. Blues The Musical - a musical comedy about Erectile Dysfunction - at the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. June 16-18, 2017 for three performances only! (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR PAINT's David Stone, OPA's Joan Squires and More Receive Broadway League's 2017 League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. Scroll down for photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

WICKED Ticket Lottery Announces at Shea's
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Shea's Buffalo Theatre with performances from May 17 - June 4.  Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Shea's box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.  (more...)

WICKED Goes on Sale Next Week at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and the Fox Cities' most popular musical, will return to the Fox Cities P.A.C. August 30 - September 10. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. (more...)

THE RECEPTION by Sean Donovan & Sebastián Calderón Bentin Comes to HERE 6/14-24
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

HERE proudly presents the world premiere of The Reception, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season.  Created by Sean Donovan and Sebastian Calderon Bentin (Donovan & Calderon) in collaboration with the company, and co-directed by Sebastian Calderon Bentin and Sean Donovan, this new dance theater work is performed by Jane Comfort, Leslie Cuyjet, Sean Donovan, Hannah Heller and Ishmael Houston Jones. The Reception will have 10 performances, June 14 - 24, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

HERPES: A LOVE STORY Breaks Out at Hollywood Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

After her first time at age 14, Cherise Pascual was addicted to sex. At age 32, she was diagnosed as an Asymptomatic Carrier for herpes. Despite it being a non-fatal disease stemming from nothing more than the folly of youth, the shame, depression, negative self-image and other ramifications of contracting herpes nearly killed her. Her journey through living with the disease, and the addictions, psychological trauma and self-loathing that came with it, is a story that needs to be told¬Öin Cherry's own¬Öahem¬Öspecial way. (more...)

WICKED Launches Lottery for Boston Opera House Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Boston Opera House June 7 - July 23, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Thom Fogarty of THE PULSE PROJECT at Judson Church
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 6, 2017

Completing the Circle:  360Rep Co, Raises Awareness for Gays Against Guns with The Pulse Project Premiere By Amy Oestreicher (more...)

OFF THE RAILS: SONGS OF THE SUBWAY Arrives at The Duplex 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

PDA on the MTA. Showtime. Just some of the original songs you will hear at The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar on Friday, June 30, as Aussie cabaret songstress Analisa Bell transforms the cabaret theater into her own subway car and takes you for a ride with "Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway". Bell has lived in New York City for 2 and a half years, moving to the Big Apple after a successful cabaret career in her native Australia, and in that time, she's seen and experienced all the quirkiness the subway has to offer. (more...)

American Blues Presents BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Announces Cast of WORLD VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, has announced the cast for WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

OFF THE RAILS Re-Scheduled to July 27 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

In an ironic twist, 'Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway', has gone 'off the rails'. Due to a signal malfunction (aka unforeseen circumstances), this tongue-in-cheek cabaret about the trails and tribulations of the MTA has been re-scheduled to Thursday, July 27 at 9.30pm, from it's previous Friday, June 30 date. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli and producer Rachel Karpf are proud to announce that tickets are now available for Lisa's new play, STUFFED. (more...)

THE RECEPTION World Premiere Begins Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

HERE presents the world premiere of The Reception, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season. The Reception will have 10 performances, tonight, June 14, through June 24, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

BWW Review: ¬"Picasso at the Lapin Agile¬" less than it should be at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko - Jun 13, 2017

Comedian Steve Martin has written a thought-provoking, clever script which gets a less than stellar production at Cleveland's Blank Canvas. It's not bad, just not what it could be. (more...)

WICKED Flying to Grand Rapids This Fall; Tickets on Sale June 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will make its Grand Rapids premiere on the DeVos Performance Hall stage October 18- November 5. (more...)

Comedian Judy Gold to Join Illusionist Elliot Zimet for MAGICALLY HYSTERICAL at The Paramount
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Award-winning comedian Judy Gold Master and illusionist Elliot Zimet and will be delivering a never-before-seen type of performance on Saturday, July 8 at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, NY. (more...)

Grand Lady of the West Village, The Cornelia Street Cafe, Turns 40
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Forty years ago, three struggling artists (writer/director Robin Hirsch, actor Charles McKenna, visual artist Raphaela Pivetta), opened a one room storefront cafe on Cornelia Street in the heart of the West Village. With a toaster oven and an espresso machine, Cornelia Street Cafe became a magnet for artists of all genres, who soon found a home, and a willing and appreciative audience. That was on July 4, 1977. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley to Play Live at The Art House in Ptown with Seth Rudetsky
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, MA, will feature Broadway star Alice Ripley, Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal" on Sunday, July 16 at 7:00 PM. She will be joined by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

The Cornelia Street Cafe Turns 40!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Forty years ago, three struggling artists (writer/director Robin Hirsch, actor Charles McKenna, visual artist Raphaela Pivetta), opened a one room storefront cafe on Cornelia Street in the heart of the West Village.  With a toaster oven and an espresso machine, Cornelia Street Cafe became a magnet for artists of all genres, who soon found a home, and a willing and appreciative audience. That was on July 4, 1977. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pear Theatre presents IN THE NEXT ROOM OR, THE VIBRATOR PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Pear Theatre opens its 16th season with Sarah Ruhl's funny and insightful "In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play." Set at the dawn of the age of electricity, this comedy explores how women's issues are addressed in a patriarchal society that rarely gives them credence or consideration. "In the Next Room" is directed by Caroline Clark, and previews on September 7. Press and Opening Night is Friday, September 8, followed by a champagne gala. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays, through October 1. All performances are held at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View. Tickets ($10-$35) can be purchased by visiting www.thepear.org or calling(650) 254-1148. (more...)

ACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 7-20, 2018, with the sixth annual showcase of progressive opera and music-theatre, curated by co-founding directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE), along with newly appointed co-director Jecca Barry (of Beth Morrison Projects). Since its launch in 2013, the Prototype Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer. (more...)

Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway hits The Duplex July 27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

???????Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway arrives July 27 at The Duplex 'Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway' couldn't come at a better time! With the MTA at crisis point, this tongue-in-cheek cabaret about the trails and tribulations of New York's ailing subway system hits The Duplex next Thursday, July 27 at 9.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.   (more...)

STAIRWAY TO STARDOM to Launch HERE's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

HERE begins its 2017-2018 producing season with Stairway to Stardom, a world premiere Resident Artist production by Amanda Szeglowski / cakeface, commencing the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Stairway to Stardom, developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), will have 10 performances from September 12 - 23 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street), launching this milestone season. (more...)

HERE Celebrates 25th Anniversary Season; 2017-2018 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

HERE proudly announces its 2017-2018 producing season, marking the 25th Anniversary of this award-winning, boundary-stretching institution.  The 2017-2018 HERE lineup features three HERE Resident Artist world premieres; the world premiere of a HERE Artistic Director production by Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist, internationally acclaimed artist and Artistic Director of HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program; the sixth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's milestone 2017-2018 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program.   (more...)

Basil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE - the singularly inspired creation by the designer, director and performer, master puppeteer Basil Twist, set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz - will return to New York City on the occasion of the ground-breaking work's 20th anniversary starting March 29, 2018 prior to opening night on April 3 at HERE (145 Sixth Ave.), it is announced by HERE's Artistic and Producing Directors Kristin Marting and Kim Whitener, and Barbara Busackino, HERE's Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tandem Otter Productions, Mr. Twist's production company. HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE's return to HERE, its original home, on the occasion of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

BRIC TV's SOLE KINGS Premieres 10/2
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

BRIC is pleased to announce that Sole Kings, its new scripted series written and directed by Michael Pinckney (The 25th Hour, Precious, Inside Man) and Executive Produced by Aziz Isham, Kuye Youngblood and Kecia Elan Cole, will premiere Monday, October 2 on BRIC TV, the New York Emmy- and Ippies Award-winning Brooklyn-focused cable TV and digital network. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Samantha Bond in THE LIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Samantha Bond will play Alice in Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

WICKED Flies Back to Fox Cities P.A.C. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and the Fox Cities' most popular musical, will return to the Fox Cities P.A.C. August 30 - September 10. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for WICKED's Winter Run in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and WICKED have announced that individual tickets for the return of WICKED will go on sale on Friday, August 18, 2017. WICKED will fly back to the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement December 6, 2017 - January 21, 2018. (more...)

Cast Complete for London Transfer of TROUBLE IN MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Today, Print Room at the Coronet announced the full cast for the London transfer of Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive DAUGHTERS OF THE MOCK at Theatre 80 St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 50th season of The Negro Ensemble Company, a year-long retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works, continues May 24 to June 10 at Theatre 80 St. Marks with 'Daughters of the Mock' by Judi Ann Mason. (more...)

Jewish/Palestinian DOUBLE EXPOSURE Drama Anthology Gets Panel in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

How did two strangers, a Boston-born Jew in Montreal and a Gaza-born Palestinian in Melbourne, embark on such a challenging artistic journey to edit Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas, the first English-language anthology worldwide in any genre of drama, prose or poetry by Jewish and Palestinian writers? (more...)

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