92nd Street Y News

MISS JULIE to Run 10/21-11/8 at August Strindberg Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

From October 21 to November 8, August Strindberg Repertory will transport Strindberg's 'Miss Julie' to an antebellum Louisiana plantation in a new interpretation conceived by Artistic Director Robert Greer and adapted by Edgar Chisholm from a translation by Greer. The production will include a ballet sequence, which Strindberg specified in the original manuscript and which has never been performed before. The piece will be directed by Robert Greer and choreographed by Ja' Malik. (more...)

SHALL WE TANGO? Festival to Kick Off Around New York City, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Let Tango embrace you when PAMAR presents 'Shall We Tango, NYC,' a festival of tango dance, music, master classes, film and theater, held in various NYC venues October 7-15. (more...)

Pianist Shai Wosner to Join Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Pianist Shai Wosner, recognized for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight, returns to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to perform in a program of Brahms's late solo and chamber works. The program opens with the Trio in A Minor for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 114, and Sonata in D Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 108, for which Mr. Wosner is joined by David Shifrin on clarinet, Timothy Eddy on cello, and Erin Keefe on violin. Mr. Wosner then performs two solo works, the Intermezzo in E-flat Major for Piano, Op. 117, No. 1, and Rhapsody in E-flat Major for Piano, Op. 119, No. 4. The program also includes the Quintet in B minor for Clarinet, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 115. The performance takes place on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

BalletCollective to Present Two World Premiere Ballets, 10/29-30 at NYU's Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

BalletCollective will present two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. The program will also include The Impulse Wants Company (2013). All three works will be accompanied by live music performed by the ensemble Hotel Elefant and feature lighting design by Brandon Stirling Baker. (more...)

Michael Sheen to Star in Live Broadcast of Dylan Thomas' UNDER MILK WOOD at 92Y, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

In 1953, the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas premiered his masterpiece, Under Milk Wood, in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y. In celebration of Thomas's centenary, this beloved "play for voices" will come full circle on the afternoon of October 26 - when actor Michael Sheen directs and stars in a live broadcast reading of Under Milk Wood at 92Y. (more...)

The +SocialGood Partners Team with Backplane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

+SocialGood was inspired by the Social Good Summit. Held during the United Nations General Assembly, the Social Good Summit brings together innovators, social entrepreneurs, and thought leaders around a shared vision: Leveraging the power of technology and new media to make the world a better place. The +SocialGood network allows attendees, dignitaries, and social leaders across the globe to take their important work well beyond the summit. The social network will allow members and supporters from 146 countries to continue conversations and engagement around issues such as climate change, global health, women's empowerment, and energy access. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs continues the company's aggressive repertory expansion in its third season exploring the range of the male dancer, adding 8 new works to its already extensive list. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, CUNY Dance Initiative Announce Brooklyn College Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents two residencies as part of CUNY Dance Initiative. The first residency of Maria Bauman/MBDance will runfrom September 4-October 10, 2014. The second residency of Renegade Performance Group/Andre M. Zachery will run from October 24-December 19, 2014. (more...)

THE WINTER'S TALE, GOOSE!, CINDERELLA and More Set for New York Theatre Ballet's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet announces the 2014-15 season, which will include a national tour and repertory performances at the 92nd Street Y (January 10-12, 2015), New York Live Arts (February 18-21, 2015) and Danspace (June 17-20, 2015). NYTB continues to maintain its association with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, and the Company's Once Upon A Ballet series for children will continue at Florence Gould Hall throughout the year. NYTB will also continue to offer its Free Ticket Program for families who are unable to afford to attend performances. (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Wins Slot in Every Key Measure
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2014


Ron Raines Joins DATING & AUDITIONING Web Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Ron Raines has joined the cast of Dating & Auditioning: the Web Series. In place of actors James Egan and Torrey Wigfield, new cast members Lee Chrisman and Conrad Le Bron also join the show. (more...)

Cherry Jones & Alvin Epstein to Lead Poets' Theatre's UNDER MILK WOOD Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Poets' Theatre has announced that it is reorganizing and planning to present a full season of programming in 2014-2015. This historic Cambridge based organization will be led by Robert Scanlan, as President and Artistic Director, Benjamin Evett as the new Producing Artistic Director, and David Gullette as Literary Director. Scanlan, Evett, and Gullette have been charged by the Board of Directors to bring The Poets' Theatre back to prominence after more than a decade of inactivity. They will professionalize the company, create valuable partnerships with other organizations, and develop the resources to allow the theatre to present top quality productions in a regular and sustainable manner. (more...)

Kidz Central Station Enters the Back to School Season With Thousands of Classes for NYC Kids
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The back to school season is quickly approaching, and NYC parents will soon be searching for fall classes and activities for their kids. For busy parents who don't have time to individually research the hundreds of programs available, there's Kidz Central Station, a website that makes it easy to search, compare, and enroll children in classes and activities in NYC. The website has a robust line-up of classes for the fall season, with over 3,000 options available for kids of all ages. (more...)

Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer Join 92Y's Fall 2014 O'Neill Center Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Join O'Neill Center artistic directors Wendy Goldberg, of the National Playwrights Conference, and Paulette Haupt, of the National Music Theater Conference, distinguished alumni Adam Gwon, Sarah Hammond and Deborah Zoe Laufer, and moderator Anne G. Morgan, for a look at the O'Neill's influential role as a theatrical laboratory over the last 50 years. (more...)

Music Mountain to Present Blair String Quartet with Melvin Chen, 8/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues its 85th anniversary season with a talented trio performing Baroque Italian Opera Arias and Duets on Saturday, August 23 (6:30PM) followed by the Blair String Quartet performing with guest artist Melvin Chen, piano on Sunday, August 24 (3PM). Gordon Hall will be filled with the classical sounds of opera this weekend - a first for Music Mountain's annual festival. Jazz, country and chamber concerts continue thru September 14. (more...)

New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Extends Metropolitan Room Engagement Through 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI, the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist, has extended her exclusive engagement at The Metropolitan Room through August. After sold out shows and amazing reviews - including a rave in The New York Times - a special encore performance has been added on Wednesday, August 13, in addition to remaining shows on Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31 at 7:00 PM. Stravelli, called an 'outstanding singer' by The Wall Street Journal, is known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch. Her new show, directed by nightlife legend Marilyn Maye, includes selections from her debut CD Waiting in Vain previews tracks for her upcoming sophomore release. The evening features classic standards like 'While We're Young' and 'Goody Goody,' pop hits such as 'Young Folks' (Peter, Bjorn and John) and 'Have You Ever Seen the Rain' (John Fogerty), in addition to distinctive original compositions. She is joined by Joshua Richman on piano, Pat O'Leary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gabrielle Stravelli Plays The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 23, 2014

Gabrielle Stravelli - the acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist called 'ingenious' by The Wall Street Journal and known from her tours with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, appearances at the 92nd Street Y and her long-running Soho jazz brunch - is in the midst an exclusive two week engagement at The Metropolitan Room and broadwayworld was there (more...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

Rite of Summer to Present AMERICAN AND ARGENTINE SOUNDS FROM BERNSTEIN TO PIAZZOLLA, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Pianists & Artistic Directors Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg are thrilled to present the busiest season yet of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2014 at Colonels' Row on Governors Island, New York City. (more...)

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