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BWW Reviews:  Doyle's ALLEGRO Played in Cut TimeBWW Reviews: Doyle's ALLEGRO Played in Cut Time
by Michael Dale - Nov 21, 2014

John Doyle cuts Rodgers and Hammerstein's experimental musical extensively and casts actor/musicians. (more...)

GOTTA DANCE to Premiere at On Stage at KingsboroughGOTTA DANCE to Premiere at On Stage at Kingsborough
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

ON STAGE AT KINGSBOROUGH PRESENTS The World Premiere ofGOTTA DANCE! Show-Stopping Numbers from Broadway's Hottest Dancers Brooklyn, New York. September 11, 2014. On Stage at Kingsborough is pleased to announce the World Premiere presentation of Gotta Dance! Show-stopping Numbers from Broadway's Hottest Dancers on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.. Gotta Dance! Creator/Director Daniel C. Levine brought his celebration of Broadway's best musical numbers, Broadway Backstage, to On Stage At Kingsborough audiences two seasons ago and received an extremely enthusiastic audience response. Gotta Dance! appears to have already captured everyone's heart, setting record-breaking advance sales for the engagement for the On Stage At Kingsborough engagement. (more...)

ABT Partners with Columbia University for 2014 Innovation InitiativeABT Partners with Columbia University for 2014 Innovation Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

American Ballet Theatre and the Arts Initiative at Columbia University have formed a new arts partnership that will offer students a unique, in-depth immersion into the process of creating a new ballet. It was announced today by Rachel Moore, ABT CEO and Melissa Smey, Executive Director of the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University. The partnership was designed as a complement to American Ballet Theatre's Innovation Initiative, a two-week choreographic workshop spearheaded by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie and ABT Principal Dancer David Hallberg. (more...)

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OTHELLO and More Set for ABT's Spring 2015 Season at the MetTHE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OTHELLO and More Set for ABT's Spring 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The season will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 10, 2014

Today we celebrate the life of Tony Award-winning director, choreographer and artist Geoffrey Holder in honor of his death this week at the age of 84. (more...)

Video Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Geoffrey HolderVideo Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder passed away on Sunday, October 5th in Manhattan. According to family spokesman Charles M. Mirotznik, the cause of death was complications from pneumonia. Holder was 84 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the Broadway legend with a selection of videos highlighting his diverse career. (more...)

Son of Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Writes About His Father's Final DaysSon of Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Writes About His Father's Final Days
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

His son, Leo Holder, just released a statement on his father's death and final days on Facebook: (more...)

Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The New York Times reports that Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder has passed away at the age of 84. (more...)

Retrospective, SLEEPING BEAUTY, New Works, Gala, Exhibits and More Among ABT's 75th Anniversary ProgrammingRetrospective, SLEEPING BEAUTY, New Works, Gala, Exhibits and More Among ABT's 75th Anniversary Programming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Plans were announced today for American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary season by Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director, and Rachel S. Moore, CEO. The 15-month long celebration will be highlighted by performances of ABT's historic repertoire presented during the Company's 2014 and 2015 seasons, a special PBS American Masters documentary by Ric Burns, a touring exhibit by the Library of Congress, a 75th Anniversary Gala and a new commemorative souvenir program. (more...)

Audition for The AG!D Intensive Professional Project YOU & GONE!, 10/4Audition for The AG!D Intensive Professional Project YOU & GONE!, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The AG!D Intensive Professional Project -- YOU & GONE! -- offers emerging and professional dancers and dance instructors an opportunity to investigate and experience the creative process and choreography of renowned choreographer Karole Armitage. (more...)

The Kansas City Ballet Names Grace Holmes as the New School DirectorThe Kansas City Ballet Names Grace Holmes as the New School Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Kansas City Ballet is pleased to announce that Grace Holmes, previously Professor of Dance at University of Texas at Austin, assumed the role of Kansas City Ballet School Director beginning September 1, 2014. Her responsibilities will include oversight of the Academy, the Kansas City Youth Ballet, the newly created Trainee Program, the Studio Division and the summer programs for the more than 600 children, young adults and adults in the downtown Bolender Center campus and the Johnson County campus. (more...)

THE WINTER'S TALE, GOOSE!, CINDERELLA and More Set for New York Theatre Ballet's 2014-15 SeasonTHE 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...)

ALL THAT JAZZ Set For Criterion Blu-ray Debut TodayALL THAT JAZZ Set For Criterion Blu-ray Debut Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 26, 2014

Celebrated and acclaimed movie musical masterpiece ALL THAT JAZZ is set to be released for the first time on Blu-ray in a new Criterion Collection edition this August according to a new listing on the official website. (more...)

Criterion Collection Releases ALL THAT JAZZ Restoration PreviewCriterion Collection Releases ALL THAT JAZZ Restoration Preview
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 25, 2014

Celebrated and acclaimed movie musical masterpiece ALL THAT JAZZ is set to be released for the first time on Blu-ray in a new Criterion Collection edition this August according to a new listing on the official website. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OKLAHOMA! Kicks off Torrance Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season in Great StyleBWW Reviews: OKLAHOMA! Kicks off Torrance Theatre Company's 15th Anniversary Season in Great Style
by Shari Barrett - Aug 24, 2014

Torrance Theatre Company celebrates its 15th anniversary by saddling up at the James Armstrong Theatre and presenting OKLAHOMA! with music and lyrics by one of Broadway's most influential duos, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. Based on Lynn Riggs' stage play, Green Grow the Lilacs, OKLAHOMA! marked the duo's first collaboration and set the standard for modern musical theatre. Although not the first musical to tell a story of emotional depth and psychological complexity, OKLAHOMA! introduced a number of new storytelling elements and techniques including the use of song and dance to convey plot and character rather than act as a diversion from the story, and the firm integration of every song into the plot-line. And most important, they introduced a new element to musical theatre: social commentary. (more...)

Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Allenberry's OKLAHOMA! Falls Short of the ClassicBWW Reviews: Allenberry's OKLAHOMA! Falls Short of the Classic
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 3, 2014

Beautiful sets. Great secondary characters. Delicious choreography. Where's the music in Allenberry's production? (more...)

Casting and Cameo Groups Announced for Free Public Works' Musical Adaptation of THE WINTER'S TALECasting and Cameo Groups Announced for Free Public Works' Musical Adaptation of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Following last year's acclaimed Public Works production of The Tempest, The Public Theater will continue this community-based initiative this September with a free original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE. Featuring more than 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs performing alongside professional actors and The Public's community partners, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will run for three nights only, September 5-7, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater and via the Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.publictheater.org. (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 SeasonPeter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BRIGADOON Delivers Enchanting Summer Musical SpectacleBWW Reviews: BRIGADOON Delivers Enchanting Summer Musical Spectacle
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 8, 2014

Goodman Theatre's production of Lerner and Loewe's 1947 musical Brigadoon lovingly pays homage to the tradition of classic American musical theatre while also retaining a sense of exuberance and delight. Helmed by director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell, this production does not shy away from spectacle and largely has the talent to back it up. The show preserves Lerner and Loewe's lush music and lyrics with an updated book by Brian Hill that provides an even sense of pacing and storyline. (more...)

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