I had the complete and total pleasure of seeing “Cagney” the other night. Robert Creighton is beyond brilliant in the title role. Do yourself a favor and hoof on over to the West Side Theatre and see this show.
Colman Domingo To Host Vineyard Theatre’s Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon Thursday, June 30 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award will be presented to Lee Sunday Evans Colman Domingo will host Vineyard Theatre’s Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Thursday, June 30 from noon-2pm at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans...
“‘Call me H!’ is a show about blending borders between genders and celebrating the men who inspire me,” says Ms. Blumfield. Her repertoire is a mix of pop, rock and theatrical material, from Dar Williams’ “When I Was a Boy” to “Moondance” by Van Morrison and “A Piece of Sky,” the Legrand/Bergman/Bergman composition made famous by a gender-blending Yentl.
May 11 – New York – Gay Marshall brings her acclaimed concert, Gay Marshall Sings PIAF, back to the Metropolitan Room on Friday, May 20th at 7pm, featuring music from her Billboard Top World Album, Gay Marshall sings PIAF la vie l’amour. Her vivacious and wholly original take on Édith Piaf presents the iconic star as a versatile powerhouse of heartwarming and heartbreaking emotion. Full of personality and humor, Marshall...
An entire cabaret made up on the spot. Who does that? Actor-writer-musical improviser Jason Kravits – perhaps you’ve seen him on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Madam Secretary – pulls off this neat trick time after time in his hilarious and unpredictable cabaret improv, OFF the TOP, scheduled to return to The Duplex in NYC on May 13th at 7pm.
Opening on April 7th at The PIT Loft… where its 3/4 stage will make it an even more immersive experience… is a show that’s not to be missed. I had the pleasure of seeing the funny, smart and wholly engrossing Moby Alpha in the Hollywood Fringe. Since that time, it’s wowed audiences from L.A. to Edmonton to Edinburgh. And I know why.
SHOPTALK is a casual, intimate Q&A between Vertigo community members and invited guests. Each meetup features a select producer, director, writer, actor, designer, or other artistic professional. Shoptalk invites guests to share both their professional expertise and their personal stories in order to educate, inspire, and empower the next generation of emerging artists. Typically held around a dining table, this presentation will be the first time these intimate conversations are opened up to a broader public
“Hughie,” a Eugene O’Neill one-act play starring Forest Whitaker in his Broadway debut, is closing unexpectedly early because of weak ticket sales.
The 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright Lynn Nottage for her play Sweat, a searing drama about the ravages of America’s industrial decline. The announcement was made at the National Theatre in London on February 22, as the transatlantic theatre community gathered to honor Ms. Nottage and nine finalists for the annually awarded prize which celebrates women playwrights.
It’s odd to think of your own city as a Mecca for others, even when the city is as big as New York. That’s exactly what it turns out to be for actor/writer Francesco Foti who documents his own personal pilgrimage to the Big Apple in a diary given life as a heartfelt one-man show.
ROBERT CREIGHTON AND THE ORIGINAL OFF-BROADWAY CAST OF THE ACCLAIMED YORK THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION OF THE HIT NEW MUSICAL “C A G N E Y” WILL TRANSFER TO THE WESTSIDE THEATRE PERFORMANCES BEGIN WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016 FOR AN OPEN-ENDED ENGAGEMENT OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 New York, NY – (February 11, 2016) – Producer Riki Kane Larimer (Fiddler on the Roof, Tappin’ Thru Life, On The Town,...
When faced with the question of what to do with a ballroom full of blizzard-stranded theater fanatics on a Saturday night, BroadwayCon decided to phone a friend.
An impressively large turnout for the Saturday morning sessions, and those who made it through the blizzard were treated to some excellent programming.
If Broadway is a banquet, then bring one and all together, fill a New York ballroom with teens and millennials who will tweet and Instagram even as they group-sing their favorite show tunes, add some serious panel talks, some silly presentations, a vendor area and lots and lots of all things Hamilton.
THE intense global and commercial nature of contemporary pop culture fandom is catching up with Broadway, and with it comes people like the 19-year-old Helen Fredstam, who arrived from Sweden this week to meet face to face with those who share her passion.
Bette Midler has never seen “Hello, Dolly!” onstage.
Sure, she’d seen the movie, and she was generally familiar with the story, but when the producer Scott Rudin started calling her some months ago, asking her to consider starring in a revival of the musical on Broadway, she realized she needed to do some homework.
Keen Company (Jonathan Silverstein, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the cast for Boy, their spring production: Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,“Blood & Oil”).
Larger Than Life: The Supersized Plays is a celebration of new plays, produced by The 52nd Street Project, written by kids and performed by adults. Hmnnn – whatever COULD those kids have to write about? How’s about death, destruction, pain and corruption??? And that is just the First Act.
As I sat there last night watching these great names talk of his influence on their work, I knew that great thinkers of the theatre were all indebted to 100 years of Bentley’s work.