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BWW Review: LaChanze Heavenly in Encores!'s Terrific CABIN IN THE SKYBWW Review: LaChanze Heavenly in Encores!'s Terrific CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Feb 12, 2016

The 1940 musical will most likely never be fully revived, but the Encores! concert mounting features a wonderful cast and sweet Vernon Duke music. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY Opens at City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, now through February 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Cast Members from AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, WICKED & More Set for BC/EFA's PURE MOTION This MonthCast Members from AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, WICKED & More Set for BC/EFA's PURE MOTION This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

A brilliant cast of dancers from Broadway's biggest hits and some of the most sought-after dance companies will bring to life Pure Motion, an evening of dances by emerging choreographer Ray Mercer. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the evening will feature cast members from Broadway's An American in Paris, The Lion King and Wicked as well as past and current dancers from Ailey II, Company XIV, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and more. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More in Encores! CABIN IN THE SKYBWW TV: Watch Highlights of LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More in Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. The 1940 musical is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins TonightEncores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

Choreographer Camille A. Brown On Translating the Body Language of CABIN IN THE SKYChoreographer Camille A. Brown On Translating the Body Language of CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

The Encores! production will replicate the style of the era, rather than the style as represented by the white-controlled entertainment of the era. (more...)

Celebrate Valentine's Day With a Special Room Package and Romantic Dinner at the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel Celebrate Valentine's Day With a Special Room Package and Romantic Dinner at the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC(Marketwired - Feb 1, 2016) - Spark passion this Valentine's Day with the Room to Rendezvous Package at the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel. Perfect for a long weekend getaway or much-needed staycation, this package includes everything required for a fairytale holiday celebration. (more...)

Symantec Completes Sale of Veritas, Now Singularly Focused on CybersecuritySymantec Completes Sale of Veritas, Now Singularly Focused on Cybersecurity
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

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Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present THESE SEVEN SICKNESSESBrown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Present THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present Sean Graney's These Seven Sicknesses, an adaptation of Sophocles' seven remaining plays, directed by James D. Palmer ('16) beginning March 3, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: APAP Presenters Embody MLK Legacy Through DanceBWW Review: APAP Presenters Embody MLK Legacy Through Dance
by Olga El - Jan 25, 2016

The interaction between Brown and her equally hardworking partner Catherine Foster portrayed a multidimensional mix of African-American culture and urban girlhood not often accessible to those without a similar background. There was a sense of sisterhood and innocence not often seen in mainstream portrayals of African American youth. However, the piece did not limit itself to depicting the idyllic. (more...)

Dance/NYC to Host 7th Annual SymposiumDance/NYC to Host 7th Annual Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Dance/NYC, New York City's leading organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge, appreciation, practice, and performance of dance in the metropolitan area, today announced its seventh annual 2016 Symposium happening Sunday, February 28, 2016, at Gibney Dance Center's newly renovated downtown location, as well as a Disability. Dance. Artistry. Pre-Symposium on February 27. This Symposium is the only full-day gathering of dance leaders and supporters in the metropolitan New York City area. Four of today's leaders in the arts serve as the convening's keynote speakers: Misty Copeland of American Ballet Theatre, Virginia Johnson of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Edwin Torres, the Acting Commissioner of New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, and Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Names New Executive DirectorJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces today that esteemed arts leader Pamela Tatge will join the organization as Executive Director in April of 2016. Following a record-breaking 2015 season, Jacob's Pillow, a National Historic Landmark, National Medal of Arts recipient, and home to America's longest running dance festival, launched a national search for its next leader. For the past 16 years, Tatge has served as the Director of the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, overseeing robust programming and acclaimed artistic initiatives for dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. At Jacob's Pillow, Tatge will set the artistic vision and strategic goals for all aspects of the organization, including Festival programming, education, preservation, audience engagement, residency programming and artist support, long-term planning, collaborative programming, fundraising, marketing, and more. (more...)

BWW Cooks: Vegetarian Holiday Entrees to Impress GuestsBWW Cooks: Vegetarian Holiday Entrees to Impress Guests
by Marakay Rogers - Dec 15, 2015

Vegetarians at the holiday table? Don't fear! There are easy-to-cook choices that are fancier than salads and more attractive than bean chili. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Sets 2016 Festival LineupJacob's Pillow Sets 2016 Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking ticket sales and attendance of Festival 2015, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces a new season of exciting programming featuring international artists, world premieres, and an impressive number of live music engagements. This season signals an exciting new era in Pillow history, as the Board of Directors plans to name a new Jacob's Pillow Director in early 2016. Former Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff stepped down from her role in September of 2015, following a successful 17-year tenure. (more...)

Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention 'The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club '68' to Be Released on DVDFrank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention 'The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club '68' to Be Released on DVD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

For the first time ever, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention “The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club '68” entire show will be released on DVD by Gonzo Multimedia in December 2015! (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Ethel Waters Introduces 'Taking A Chance On Love' In CABIN IN THE SKYVIDEO FLASHBACK: Ethel Waters Introduces 'Taking A Chance On Love' In CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2015

The landmark musical with a score by Vernon Duke and John Latouche is the next offering from City Center's Encores! (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams SetBreaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell and More at Broadway Dance Lab's Fall 2015 GalaPhoto Flash: Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell and More at Broadway Dance Lab's Fall 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a choreography incubator founded by choreographer Josh Prince (Beautiful, Shrek) welcomed Broadway luminaries Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell as the co-chairs of its major fall fundraiser, held at the historic Judson Church, downtown Manhattan on Nov. 17. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Aurora Theatre's Christmas Canteen 2015 Begins This WeekAurora Theatre's Christmas Canteen 2015 Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

'Tis the season for festive cheer and everyone's favorite tuneful holiday obsession, as Aurora Theatre's Christmas Canteen 2015 ushers in the sounds of the season for its 20th anniversary, November 19-December 20. Home to Gwinnett County's longest running theatrical, holiday tradition, this winter wonderland spectacular will commemorate two decades of Aurora Theatre and Christmas Canteen. Including laugh-out-loud comedy and jubilant musical numbers, this high-energy spirited revue promises to be a delightful outing for all! (more...)

Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 Fundraiser TonightDonna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 Fundraiser Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Luminaries of the Great White Way Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell will serve as the co-chairs for Broadway Dance Lab (BDL)'s major fall fundraiser at the historic Judson Church, downtown Manhattan tonight, Nov. 17 at 7pm. (more...)

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