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92Y to Host One-Night-Only Performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY92Y to Host One-Night-Only Performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In honor of NYC Pride 2016, 92Y presents a one-night-only performance of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, the award-winning play written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Spring Awakening's Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. The play has scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Bill Charlap Trio and More Coming Up This Spring at BirdlandLaura Osnes, Bill Charlap Trio and More Coming Up This Spring at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 30-June 5, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, An Evening with Laura Osnes, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Stearns Matthews Sings Gershwin in ME AND THE GERSHTWINS This JuneStearns Matthews Sings Gershwin in ME AND THE GERSHTWINS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

On Friday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 2015 double MAC (Best Male Vocalist, LaMott/Friedman Recording) and Bistro (Outstanding Recording) Award winner Stearns Matthews will team up with pianists/composers/arrangers and twin brothers Adam and Matt Podd for "ME AND THE GERSHTWINS", a musical romp through the songs of two other uber-talented brothers: George and Ira Gershwin. (more...)

Rite of Summer Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup on Governors IslandRite of Summer Music Festival Announces 2016 Lineup on Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg are thrilled to present the sixth season of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2016 on Governors Island, New York City. Rite of Summer will present free outdoor concerts Memorial Day weekend through late August. (more...)

Rob McClure to Make NYC Solo Concert Debut in SMILE at Feinstein's/54 BelowRob McClure to Make NYC Solo Concert Debut in SMILE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Rob McClure in 'Smile' on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2. (more...)

Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, Ravi Coltrane and More Coming to Birdland This JuneAndrew Rannells, James Lecesne, Ravi Coltrane and More Coming to Birdland This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its June 2016 schedule, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Mike Stern and Bill Evans Quartet, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ravi Coltrane, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amazing Musician CORKY HALE Tells Us About I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Opening Tonight at the Ricardo Montalban TheatreBWW Interview: Amazing Musician CORKY HALE Tells Us About I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU Opening Tonight at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre
by Don Grigware - May 13, 2016

The great musician Corky Hale needs no introduction. She and her husband composer Mike Stoller have worked with everyone in the music business including Sinatra and Steisand. She is currently producing a revue entitled I Only Have Eyes For You about the music of Al Dubin. It will open at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre Friday May 13. In our chat Hale talks about the show, Dubin and about her incomparable show business life. (more...)

Pianist Shai Wosner Announces Upcoming Recording Featuring Danish National SymphonyPianist Shai Wosner Announces Upcoming Recording Featuring Danish National Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Pianist Shai Wosner's eclectic new recording pairs concertos and solo pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and György Ligeti (1923-2006), exploring their quirky humor and other connections across centuries. Performing with conductor Nicholas Collon and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Wosner plays Haydn's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Haydn's Piano Concerto No. 11 in D, and Ligeti's Piano Concerto, one of the most challenging piano works of the late 20th century.  The concertos are interspersed with solo works including Haydn's Capriccio (Fantasia) in C, Haydn's Capriccio in G, “Acht Sauschnider mussen sein” (It takes eight to castrate a boar), and Ligeti's rarely heard Capriccios Nos. 1 and 2. The recording will be available from iTunes, Amazon.com and other music retailers on Friday, May 20 in the U.K. and Friday, June 3 in the U.S. (more...)

Broadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny BursteinBroadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Whether you consider it more of a reason for being alive, a way to measure the year, or proof of an enchanted evening, love is everywhere on Broadway...including offstage. In this first edition of Broadway Love Story, fall hard for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and FUN HOME's Rebecca Luker, who explain their personal joys and trials of being a couple in the Broadway spotlight. (more...)

2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients Announced2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange is excited to announce the 2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients. (more...)

Dolly Parton, Rod Stewart & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEENDolly Parton, Rod Stewart & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Tarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This SpringTarragon Theatre to Host 2016 Play Reading Week This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

We invite you to join us for Tarragon's annual Play Reading Week, an exciting celebration of plays-in-development by the talented playwrights associated with the theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey's undisputed masterpiece. Friday, May 6, 2016 8:00 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2016 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 8, 2016 1:00 PM at Prudential Hall. (more...)

World Music Institute to Open 2016-17 Season with King Sunny Ade at SummerStageWorld Music Institute to Open 2016-17 Season with King Sunny Ade at SummerStage
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The World Music Institute (WMI) is thrilled to open its 2016-2017 season with a rare U.S. appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade. (more...)

THE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN (A WALK BY) Set for Theater for the New CityTHE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN (A WALK BY) Set for Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

You can't understand a man, the proverb goes, until you've walked a mile in his shoes. But who, among us, has tasted the paranoia, dread and loss from gun violence that is, shockingly, common to urban high schoolers and their families? 'The Death of a Black Man (A Walk By)' by William Electric Black suggests the experience poetically, using using hip hop verse, chanting, songs and poetry. The audience walks through a variety of uniquely-designed theater spaces and environments suggesting the events before and after a shooting in an urban playground. It's like a day lived with urban gun violence, complete with a candle lit memorial service, police investigations, protests and the actual shootings. This is the third in a series of five plays by William Electric Black, collectively called 'GUNPLAYS,' that address inner city violence and guns. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (East Village), will present the work June 2 to 19, 2016 directed by the author.  The piece was scheduled for June to support Gun Awareness Month. (more...)

2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A range of performances and events from the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL will be made available through live video webcasts, live audio streams, and on-demand video and audio, several in partnership with WQXR's Q2 Music, which will also feature a 24-hour biennial marathon on May 24. Biennial highlights will later be featured on a radio broadcast on WFMT's Relevant Tones with Seth Boustead, and on a release of biennial highlights on the Philharmonic's digital recording series Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2015-16 Season. (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World PremieresWendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company celebrates its 40th Anniversary season this week, with four performances, featuring set designed by artiist Sanya Kantarovsky, running April 20 - 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season features two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Bring THE ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND FOLLIES to 92YNew York Theatre Ballet to Bring THE ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND FOLLIES to 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) will perform The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies on May 1, 2016 at 3pm at the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Av, NYC. (more...)

Alvin Ailey, Cyrille Aimee, Brian Regan Set for Mother's Day Weekend at NJPACAlvin Ailey, Cyrille Aimee, Brian Regan Set for Mother's Day Weekend at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works as well as classics like Revelations, Alvin Ailey's undisputed masterpiece. (more...)

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