spit & vigor offers up a very special showing of THE BRUTES for some very special guests. On Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. THE BRUTES by Casey Wimpee will be presented at THE PLAYERS – once the home of Edwin Booth – 16 Gramercy Park S, New York City. The special guests are members of the Booth family including Paul & Jan Valle. Paul is the great-great grandson of Junius Brutus Booth, Jr. … Continue reading

Doctor Frankenstein, a play by George Allison asks, “What if Mary Shelley got it wrong… on purpose?” George Allison has created – not a monster – but a play about a monstrous story. In it, Dr. Victor Frankenstein, his life’s work laid to waste by Mary Shelley‘s vindictive novel, summons an audience of ghosts from his mind to his operating theatre to present “his side of the story” in a bid … Continue reading

Overview I’M THE GREATEST STAR! is a musical examination of the all-American art-form: Musical Theater. Robert Viagas’ stunning book is an engrossing tome, and now a lively and edu-taining musical revue. Conceived & Directed by multi-talented Bob Spiotto, a group of talented performers bring to life some of Broadway’s greatest musical moments while paying homage to the artists who defined them. Viagas was called “encyclopedic:” … Continue reading

ALL ABOUT IMAGE/ WE ARE THE ELITE JMAE welcomes to the client roster: Marcina Zaccaria and her new play presented at this year’s FRINGE: All About Image/We are The Elite Second Wing Writer: Marcina Zaccaria Director: Tony Tambasco Photographers, Videographers, Assistants, and their Subjects are under scrutiny. Capturing images, they affirm their aesthetics. What they see is under critique. What they present is a complete … Continue reading

  PS’ Writers’ Groups have started the Fall Session as of yesterday. Writers’ Groups meet weekly (excepting holidays) and are run on a feedback and accountability model. While not all of the projects that our writers finish end up being Playful Substance productions, all of our productions now come either directly out of our Writers’ Groups or from our current/former WG members. We also provide … Continue reading

  The New York Times: ​“Wrenching and visually eloquent” “Isaac James Byrne’s high-energy production is by turns earnest and campy, wrenching and visually eloquent…dramaturgical jambalaya, flavored with the full-throated music of Jacques Brel” “Bare-chested in a crown of thorns, he hangs out unseen in the kitchen, affably clutching a mug of coffee in hands with puncture wounds. It’s a comical image, but there’s force behind … Continue reading

  Animus Theatre Company begins its 2019/2020 Season Selection Series with a free staged reading of a World Premiere by Company Member Bernardo Cubría. Crabs in a Bucket concerns Amargo and Pootz are two bitter crabs living in a shucking bucket. They spend their days gossiping about the crabs that got out, the ones who couldn’t take it, and the losers who still live among … Continue reading

Daniel Fadione and Guillaume Dion have converted the jazzy West End Lounge into their bedroom for a SingOver… and they’d like you to join them. Brazilian singing sensation, Daniel Fadione and French-Canadian piano-master, Guillaume Dion, have matched song to sentiment to present the soulful concert “I’m Nothing But a Song.” This is a theatrical experience where Daniel tells the story of his life – good … Continue reading

  TERROR TV has greenlit Council Tree Productions’ “TERROR TALK,” a monthly series of specials and the first original project for the burgeoning subscription service, the brainchild of producer and executive DARRIN RAMAGE (head of Acort International, a feature film distribution company and CEO of Arizona’s Sun Studios). The monthly 30-minute roundtable features a rotating cast of horror icons discussing not only all things horror … Continue reading

    Performance artist, Mary Elizabeth Micari, continues her acclaimed journey of self-discovery filled with great humor and memorable music. This time she tackles her [first] marriage, her exploration into spirituality, and the 90s so the show is peppered with tunes from that emotional period – both popular and rare tunes. This time, she’s joins forces with MAC Award winner, Tracy Stark, to create a breath-taking … Continue reading

    The Buffalo Hero of World War I: The Wayne Miner Story, which told of an African-America soldier who made history is making history itself! Playwright, Producer, Director, and Scholar, Kenthedo Robinson’s, riveting work filled with history and inspiration returns to New York before joining an historic celebration in Kansas City. The Buffalo Hero of World War I: The Wayne Miner Story NEW YORK … Continue reading

The Daydream Theatre and TheatreLab NYC present DITKO, a play Written & Directed by Lenny Schwartz on October 1 & 2nd 2019 at 7:30pm Tickets: $15 in advance at Ovationtix.com and $20 at the door the location of TheatreLab is 357 WEST 36th STREET 3RD FLOOR – NEW YORK Ditko tells the story of Steve Ditko, a comic book illustrator virtually forgotten by the masses, but celebrated … Continue reading

  Carrie Edel Isaacman’s theatrical troupe earns its name this fall by presenting a double header: The Tempest in Brooklyn and then, Park to Park, with Two Gentlemen of Verona. Shakespeare Sports celebrates The Bard’s first and the last for its 2019 Classical Season with The Tempest – Shakespeare’s final play – running August 20, 28, and 29 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the … Continue reading

After a successful premiere at the Hudson Guild Theatre this past January as part of the New York Theatre Festival’s 2019 NYWinterfest, A Therapy Session with Myself – Anthony J. Piccione’s controversial, semi-autobiographical drama about living with mental illness and Asperger’s syndrome – returns this May for an ongoing series of monthly afternoon performances at the legendary Kraine Theater.   Performances are scheduled for the 3rd Saturday … Continue reading

  Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment welcomes Israeli filmmaker, Gal Yefet, to our international artists portfolio. Gal’s first short film won the grand prize at the international short film festival in Paris in 2016. He is now knee-deep in new projects including “The Key” recently screened at the AT&T Create-a-thon competition in Los Angeles and won; and “Rivka” (Cinematography by Luis Aynos) currently circulating the film … Continue reading

Robert Viagas is an editor, author, manager, and journalist with more than thirty-five years’ experience, most it working on Broadway with Playbill Inc., the iconic theatre program company. The founding editor of Playbill.com, Playbill’s theatre news website, Viagas has published 19 books on the performing arts, and served as a nominator for the annual Tony Awards. Playbill placed extraordinary responsibility in Viagas’ hands during the … Continue reading

The Alliance of Alien Artists – an organization dedicated to helping emerging artists from other countries explore and succeed at having a career in America – primarily New York – has offered an agreement to actress & singer, Adi Schor. On the heels of AAA’s well-received production of American Dream at The Duplexand Ms. Schor’s own critical acclaim creating the role of Catherine in the play, … Continue reading

The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers by Patrick Hickey Featuring interviews with the creators of 36 popular video games—including Deus Ex, Night Trap, Mortal Kombat, Wasteland and NBA Jam—this book gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of some of the most influential and iconic (and sometimes forgotten) games of all time. Recounting endless hours of painstaking development, the challenges of … Continue reading

    Taking the plunge and coming to the United States seemed almost out-of-reach … until she gave it a try. In no time she was performing in myriad productions showing off her range of abilities for prominent names then Frankie Valli himself watched her audition for the show about his career. Today she is working with the original Broadway team to be a part … Continue reading

JMAE is thrilled to welcome Shir Kaufman to its client roster. Shir is taking NYC by storm from Israel and certainly doesn’t forget her roots while doing it. She will be part of the Israeli Artists Project’s season opener in September (ain’t that far away y’know). See her in this exciting event and learn that her talent is a “Shir thing” [get it?] Continue reading

Art Imitates Life and Life Should Be Savored. Five Star Arts Journals and Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment will spotlight a series of artists who have devoted themselves to helping people celebrate their lives. Mary Elizabeth Micari has developed a new method of vocal training that strengthens your voice… and you. The MCenter Vocal Academy in Manhattan provides focused, entertaining, enriching vocal performance classes & lessons. Each … Continue reading

Michael DiSchiavi’s new book “Nellie and Mrs. W” is a riveting work of historical fiction imagining the life of the personal cook for a twentieth century literary genius. Recent release “Nellie and Mrs. W” from Page Publishing author Michael DiSchiavi is a captivating novel depicting the years of eventful service in the home of Virginia Woolf from the fictionalized perspective of the brilliant writer’s household cook … Continue reading

This summer, Christopher M. Struck’s debut novel, Kennig and Gold, is set to hit the shelf. This fascinating whirlwind of a novel has consistently drawn comparisons to The Great Gatsby as it weaves a seductive tale of passion set amidst the big band era and the nascent Jazz age in 1948. The young lovers must compete against the very contemporary issues impacting generations of modern … Continue reading

William Considine was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, where his father was a fireman and did plumbing on the side. He first worked as a helper for his father. Bill attended Stanford University on a scholarship and work-study, studying politics and economics. He graduated “With Great Distinction” in 1970. At Stanford, Diane Middlebrook first encouraged him to write poetry. He first studied writing poetry with Elizabeth … Continue reading

Doug DeVita’s dark comedy Upper Division, a Semi-Finalist for Normal Avenue’s 2019 New Play Series, has been named a Finalist for B Street Theatre’s New Comedy Festival. B Street is in Sacramento, and was founded by Timothy Busfield. His brother Buck is the Producing Artistic Director. A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Doug’s play Phillie’s Trilogy (AKA The Phillie Trilogy,) was recently named a Semi-Finalist in Barrington … Continue reading

About Jan Ewing Jan presently wears three hats: Producer of his own comedy Nursery Rhymes, at the NYWinterFest 2019in January; New York theater critic with Hi! Drama; and life-partner to pup. He’s a busy man. Jan Ewing grew up in Southern California. In his seventeenth year, he moved to Ohio to attend Oberlin College, where he studied music, with a major in voice and a minor in piano. With his … Continue reading

Gary Morgenstein wrote the critically acclaimed off-Broadway rock musical The Anthem, as well as Mad Mel Saves the World, and his dramatic works range from A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx to Right on Target, Ponzi Manand Saving Stan. Morgenstein’s literary works include the upcoming science fiction-baseball novel A Mound Over Hell, set in 2098 following America’s defeat in World War Three. The first book in The Dark Depths trilogy, A Mound Over Hell will be published … Continue reading

ABOUT THE LAMBS The Lambs ® is America’s First Professional Theatrical Club, established in New York in 1874, and not a public restaurant. As a social club, The Lambs nurtures those active in the arts, as well as those who are supporters of the arts, by providing fellowship, activities and a clubhouse for its members. Established Christmas week of 1874, and incorporated on May 9, 1877. The Lambs was named … Continue reading