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See Jailbirds Rosie O’Donnell, Cynthia Nixon, Natasha Lyonne & More at New Group’s Women Behind Bars Reading

See Jailbirds Rosie O’Donnell, Cynthia Nixon, Natasha Lyonne & More at New Group’s Women Behind Bars Reading
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A brigade of glamorous ladies (and a gentleman or two!) got locked up at off-Broadway’s Acorn Theatre on May 7 for a benefit reading of Tom Eyen’s black comedy Women Behind Bars. Helmed by artistic director Scott Elliott, the New Group’s one-night-only reading featured a star-studded cast including Cynthia Nixon, Rosie O’Donnell, Janeane Garofalo, Natasha Lyonne ...

Janeane Garofalo on Being a Mean Mom in Russian Transport and Voting for Stephen Colbert

Janeane Garofalo on Being a Mean Mom in Russian Transport and Voting for Stephen Colbert

Back in the 1990s, comedian and liberal activist Janeane Garofalo became the poster child for jaded twenty-somethings after starring in Reality Bites, The Truth About Cats and Dogs and The Larry Sanders Show. Now, Garofalo is making an ambitious career move in the New Group's premiere production of Russian Transport, a family drama by Erika Sheffer. Garofalo stars as ...

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A First Look at Off-Broadway Family Drama Russian Transport, Starring Janeane Garofalo

A First Look at Off-Broadway Family Drama Russian Transport, Starring Janeane Garofalo
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Previews have officially begun for the multicultural drama Russian Transport, and we’ve got a first look at this impassioned Sheepshead Bay family. The New Group production, starring film and TV favorite Janeane Garofalo alongside Morgan Spector, Sarah Steele, Daniel Oreskes and Raviv Ullman centers on a Russian immigrant family that is turned upside-down when mysterious Uncle Boris (Spector) comes ...

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The New Group’s Russian Transport, Starring Janeane Garofalo, Arrives Off-Broadway

The New Group’s Russian Transport, Starring Janeane Garofalo, Arrives Off-Broadway

The world premiere of Erika Sheffer’s play Russian Transport, starring Janeane Garofalo, begins previews at off-Broadway's Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row on January 17. The New Group production, helmed by artistic director Scott Elliot, will open officially on January 30 and run through March 10.

In addition to Garofalo (Diana), the cast of Russian Transport features Daniel Oreskes ...

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Janeane Garofalo to Star in the New Group's Russian Transport Off-Broadway

Janeane Garofalo to Star in the New Group's Russian Transport Off-Broadway

Janeane Garofalo will lead the cast of the New Group’s Russian Transport. The world premiere play by Erika Sheffer will begin performances at off-Broadway's Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row on January 17, 2012. New Group artistic director Scott Elliott will helm the piece, which officially opens on January 30.

In addition to Garofalo, who will star as Diana ...

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Houdyshell and Kane Join March Cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore; O'Donnell Withdraws

Houdyshell and Kane Join March Cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore; O'Donnell Withdraws

Jayne Houdyshell and Carol Kane will join the March cast of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s hit show Love, Loss and What I Wore. They join previously announced stars Didi Conn, Fran Drescher and Natasha Lyonne. Rosie O’Donnell, who performed as part of the opening cast and was to return to the show in March, had to withdraw ...

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Billy Elliot, God of Carnage & More Win Artios Casting Awards

Billy Elliot, God of Carnage & More Win Artios Casting Awards

The casting directors for the Broadway productions of Billy Elliot, God of Carnage and All My Sons were among the winners of the Casting Society of America’s New York Artios Awards, presented on November 2 at the Times Center. Janeane Garofalo hosted the 25th annual event, with guest presenters that included Christine Ebersole, Patrick Wilson and Bill Pullman. In ...

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Family Guy to Sing Again at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre

Family Guy to Sing Again at L.A.'s Ahmanson Theatre

Family Guy TV show creator and voice actor Seth MacFarlane will bring his musical revue Freakin' Sweet! An Evening of Music and Comedy for one night to the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on May 10, Variety reports. The event will benefit the Center Theatre Group's New Play Production Program.

MacFarlane, whose soaring baritone has appeared numerous times on ...

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