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Patti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This SpringPatti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

This April and May, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

92Y to Welcome ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher92Y to Welcome ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY's Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth and Golden Globe, SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher, currently starring on Broadway in On the Twentieth Century, will participate in a 92Y Talks Lecture Series at 92nd Street Y on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:30pm. This one-night event will feature the stars in conversation, trading intimate stories of balancing their incredibly varied careers-in theater, film, TV and music-and their lives outside the limelight. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next MonthDeborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinson at Michigan Opera Theatre, the soprano will head a cast that also features Roger Honeywell, Amanda Squitieri, Aaron Blake, and Richard Suart as Baron Mirko Zeta, with Gerald Steichen leading from the pit (April 11–19). (more...)

NY Philharmonic's CONTACT! to Continue with 'New Music from Italy,' 5/11NY Philharmonic's CONTACT! to Continue with 'New Music from Italy,' 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The sixth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, continues with "New Music from Italy," Monday, May 11, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at SubCulture, co-presented with 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Continue Chamber Series with 'Soprello', 4/12Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Continue Chamber Series with 'Soprello', 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Sunday, April 12, at 4:30 pm -- The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series presents Soprello, a duo of soprano Allison Pohl and cellist Alistair MacRae at the Institute for Advanced Study. The concert features music written for or inventively repurposed for the soprano voice and the cello with original arrangements of songs by Henry Purcell, Robert Schumann, and Gilbert and Sullivan, plus new music by Steven Gerber, David Dzubay, and Rick Sowash. Composer John Tavener's complete Akhmatova Songs will also be performed. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next MonthDeborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinson at Michigan Opera Theatre, the soprano will head a cast that also features Roger Honeywell, Amanda Squitieri, Aaron Blake, and Richard Suart as Baron Mirko Zeta, with Gerald Steichen leading from the pit (April 11–19). (more...)

Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/15-16Cabaret Legend Marilyn Maye Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome award-winning, Grammy-nominated cabaret legend Marilyn Maye to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, May 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 16 (7 p.m.). Maye will present an evening of American Songbook standards. Tickets for Marilyn Maye range in price from $35-$50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

ALFREDO JAAR: SHADOWS Runs thru 3/28 at Galerie LelongALFREDO JAAR: SHADOWS Runs thru 3/28 at Galerie Lelong
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Galerie Lelong will present Alfredo Jaar's Shadows from February 14 through March 28, 2015. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at New Jersey's Watchung Arts Center, 3/28Gabrielle Stravelli to Perform at New Jersey's Watchung Arts Center, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

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 - will join tenor saxophonist Ed Finkel as he brings a group of well-known New York jazz artists to the Heinz W. Otto Gallery at the Watchung Arts Center in Watchung, NJ on Saturday, March 28 at 8 PM. A dessert reception will follow the performance. (more...)

The World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y Present KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS, 6/26The World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y Present KING SUNNY ADE & HIS AFRICAN BEATS, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y announce a rare U.S. appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade & His African Beats on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at 92Y, to kick off WMI's 30th Anniversary Season, the first curated by recently appointed artistic director Par Neiburger. (more...)

World Music Institute & 92Y to Welcome King Sunny Ade & His African Beats This JuneWorld Music Institute & 92Y to Welcome King Sunny Ade & His African Beats This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The World Music Institute and 92nd Street Y announce a rare U.S. appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade & His African Beats on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at 92Y, to kick off WMI's 30th Anniversary Season, the first curated by recently appointed artistic director Par Neiburger. (more...)

Rebel Theater and Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Present R+J: AN UNCIVIL TALE, 4/10-26Rebel Theater and Nuyorican Poets Cafe to Present R+J: AN UNCIVIL TALE, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Rebel Theater Company and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe present the world premiere production of R+J: An Uncivil Tale, a new adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. The play, which was written by Adam Mace and Kaitlyn Schirard, is set in the border-state of Kentucky in 1863 during the American Civil War. Romeo, son of the former-slave Montague's, meets Juliet, daughter of the Confederate Capulet's. (more...)

Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18Hard Sparks' R & J & Z to Bring Blood, Guts and Zombies to the New Ohio Theatre, 4/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The New Ohio Theatre + Hard Sparks present: R & J & Z, written by Melody Bates and directed by Joan Jubett, running April 1 - 18 at the New Ohio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CAVE OF THE HEART Inspires at 92nd Street YBWW Reviews: CAVE OF THE HEART Inspires at 92nd Street Y
by Matt Hanson - Mar 17, 2015

Martha Graham, the first dancer to perform at the White House, who received the United States' highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom at the Bicentennial, is peerless in her affirmation of an authentic American lexicon, as through the ineffable beauty of the human body in movement. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This SpringFull Cast Announced for Red Bull's 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Running This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This season's mainstage production, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, directed by Red Bull Artistic Director Jesse Berger, will begin a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 14th at The Duke on 42nd Street. Opening Night is set for Sunday April 26th. Performances continue through May 16th. (more...)

WOLF HALL Author Hilary Mantel Wants to Write a PlayWOLF HALL Author Hilary Mantel Wants to Write a Play
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

According to The New York Times, WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES novelist Hilary Mantel revealed at the 92nd Street Y last night, March 8, that she wants to try her hand at playwriting. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Extends THE METROMANIACS Through 3/22Shakespeare Theatre Company Extends THE METROMANIACS Through 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre Company announces a second extension of its current production of The Metromaniacs, by David Ives, directed by Michael Kahn. The Metromaniacs, previously extended to Sunday, March 15, will play five additional performances, Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22, at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three ConcertsBaryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon – in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, featuring the chamber music of Berio, Cage, and Mozart in an intimate salon setting. On Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm, composer and jazz pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform the entirety of his album Passengers for the first time ever, in another BAC Salon in the Howard Gilman Performance Space. The final performance of the week, on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater, features the Latvian National Choir, hailing from BAC Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's birthplace of Riga and bringing to New York a program that includes music by Arvo Pärt, Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and the U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls. The Latvian National Choir last appeared in New York as part of the 2010 White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, in performances The New York Times described as “ravishing.” (more...)

Olympia Dukakis, Estelle Parsons and More Set for ASPHODEL Reading at 92Y Next WeekOlympia Dukakis, Estelle Parsons and More Set for ASPHODEL Reading at 92Y Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

In advance of the inaugural Eudora Welty Biennial, which opens in Jackson, Mississippi, 92Y's Unterberg Poetry Center presents a dramatic reading of Asphodel, a story of three women visiting a country estate in memory of an eccentric friend who recently passed away. The production features actresses Olympia Dukakis, Estelle Parsons and Brenda Currin; David Kaplan is the director. (more...)

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