July 28, 2006

‘Awesome 80’s Prom’ Wins ITA Award

Filed under: 2cents,Awards,Clubs,News — offoffbway @ 10:29 pm

Awesome 80's Prom
What is the ITA Award, you ask? The Improvisational Theater Association, you dummy.
Look, any show that makes theater out of Brat Pack-era stuff is okay by us. And what they (the ITA) say makes sense: “The ITA created these awards in celebration of the unique form of interactive or ‘reality theater’ that has been a part of the legitimate theatrical landscape for decades and has produced some of the longest running shows in New York City and around the world, including Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding, The Donkey Show, De La Guarda, and The Awesome 80s Prom. Despite the length and success of these runs, prior to the ITA, there has never been an organization that has recognized and honored the achievements of these unique productions.” And besides, if the film industry can have a separate award for every film that gets made, why can’t the thee-tah add a few more statues to the industry’s mantle?

Via BroadwayWorld.com.

July 21, 2006

One Ring Zero at Joe’s Pub

Filed under: Clubs,Listings,Music,Press Releases — offoffbway @ 8:03 pm

Joe’s Pub, named for the late great Joe Papp, the Public Theater’s founder, has a rep for being one of the coolest places in town. This newly added event on September 7th sounds like a winner. One Ring Zero is described as “Fellini-esque-lit-rock”, and features lyrics from writers such as Paul Auster, Neil Gaiman (of Sandman graphic novel fame) and Margaret Atwood, among others.
There’s even a free MP3 so you can hear a little of the music before you plunk down your hard-earned ducats. Although for 15 bucks, that’s a pretty good deal. Read on (and listen):

Joe’s Pub NYC proudly announces the addition of the following show to our calendar:

Thursday, September 7

ONE RING ZERO Wake Them Up CD Release with special guests CLAUDIA GONSON and RICK MOODY


With songs about Siamese twins, marching mannequins, and decrepit trailer parks, Brooklyn’s One Ring Zero continues to embrace its Fellini-esque-lit-rock reputation with crafty lyrics (which Michael Hearst and Joshua Camp wrote this time) and odd-ball instruments, as they celebrate the release of their new album “Wake Them Up” (Barbès Records). This album follows their 2004 release “As Smart As We Are”, which featured songs with lyrics written for the band by many of North America’s top authors: Paul Auster, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Lethem, Neil Gaiman, A.M. Homes, Dave Eggers, etc. Tonight’s performance features special guests Claudia Gonson (The Magnetic Fields) and Rick Moody (Wingdale Community Singers and author of The Ice Storm)””Accordions, organs, theremins, and the occasional brass horn … combine to make soundscapes that are both haunting and entertaining.” –The New Yorker

June 23, 2006


Filed under: Clubs,Discount Tickets — offoffbway @ 10:17 pm

Get $20 advance tickets for this prideful event here.


Sunday June 25th at 9PM

Get more info here.

May 25, 2006

Free Movie Screening

Filed under: Clubs,Film,Free,Listings — offoffbway @ 9:35 pm

These are from Baird Jones, and are at clubs. There’s dancing while the movie is happening. Not 100% sure how that works, but it’s a free movie, usually a good one. Here’s one for this Saturday:

You are invited to a screening of


“The American Soldier”  (Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, in German with English subtitles, music and dancing continues during the screening.)

Presented by Danny the Wonder Pony and Baird Jones

Saturday, May 27, Free admission from 10:00 – midnight

Avalon Nightclub, 47 W. 20th St. ( Spider Club VIP entrance off 6th Ave. )

Private free vodka mixed drinks reception from 10:00 – 11:30

Free admission for you and your guests from 10:00 until midnight
by saying that you are there for “The Film Party” (ask for doorman Cris)