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Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening NightPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Spring Season, 5/4-14Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces Spring Season, 5/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is pleased to announce its Spring Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, May 4-14. The season pairs visionary choreographer Alonzo King with Bob Holman, legendary founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, endangered language activist, poet and filmmaker. (more...)

Dancers' Group's Free Bay Area Dance Week To Begin 4/21-30Dancers' Group's Free Bay Area Dance Week To Begin 4/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Dancers' Group is pleased to present Bay Area Dance Week, April 21-30, 2017. Now in it's 19th year, Bay Area Dance Week is one of the nation's largest, most joyful and inclusive celebrations of movement and dance. This year's festival features nearly 400 events, all are entirely free to the community. (more...)

Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWINGDance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine in SATIN & SWING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance is proud to present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. Artistic Director and Choreographer Adrianna Thompson seeks to engage audiences in a study of two eras, the 1920s and the present. Dance Mission Theatre transforms into a time machine, transporting us back to the 1920s. Glitz and glam sparkle from the dingy corners of a speakeasy. Raucous jazz blares, bringing bejeweled and sequined dancing flapper girls to life. An evening of indulgence has begun. The entry notes of Prince's 'Erotic City' ring in your ears, an echo from another time. Suddenly you notice the writing on the wall. The crash of overindulgence is imminent. (more...)

San Francisco's LINES Ballet Brings Duo Of Canadian Premieres To VIDFSan Francisco's LINES Ballet Brings Duo Of Canadian Premieres To VIDF
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly present exquisitely hyperkinetic and technically superb Alonzo King LINES Ballet on March 3 & 4, 2017 at the Vancouver Playhouse. Following a triumphant, sold-out appearance at VIDF in 2012, the endlessly innovative ensemble returns to share two electric Canadian premieres of Sandand Shostakovich from visionary namesake and founder Alonzo King.  (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDINGBerkeley Rep Announces Casting of MONSOON WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

SOULSKIN Dance to Present SATIN & SWING in San FranciscoSOULSKIN Dance to Present SATIN & SWING in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

SOULSKIN Dance will present a brand new work SATIN & SWING as part of their 4th Season in San Francisco. (more...)

Artists from the U.S., Japan, Denmark and Canada Slated for 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival; Lineup Announced!Artists from the U.S., Japan, Denmark and Canada Slated for 2017 Vancouver International Dance Festival; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) kicks off its 17th year of connecting Vancouver audiences with the power and breadth of contemporary dance in a four-week line-up that showcases world-renowned artists from the United States, Japan, and Denmark alongside seasoned and emerging Canadian artists from Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto. (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE MEMatt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Verb Ballets' Choreography Intensive with Nationally Recognized ArtistsVerb Ballets' Choreography Intensive with Nationally Recognized Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

For the dance art-form to sustain and renew itself, talented dancers need encouragement and training to step into the role of choreographer, yet there are few structured means to pursue that path. (more...)

Verb Ballets Dancer Antonio Morillo to Bring New Work to Next@Graham in NYCVerb Ballets Dancer Antonio Morillo to Bring New Work to Next@Graham in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

A new work by Verb Ballets dancer, Antonio Morillo, was selected by the Martha Graham Company for the Next@Graham Studio Series. The company will debut the work on January 4, 2017 at 8:00pm at the Graham Studio Theater in NYC. Six other national companies and Graham Alumni, Pascal Rioult/RIOULT Dance NY will appear on the program. (more...)

Four Choreographers to Create Four New Works for Velocity's BRIDGE PROJECT 2017Four Choreographers to Create Four New Works for Velocity's BRIDGE PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Four of Seattle's most promising choreographers create four new works in the pressure cooker of just four weeks at Velocity's Bridge Project - turning Velocity into an intense hive of urgency, excitement and dedication, kicking off 2017. (more...)

The Kentucky Center to Welcome Alonzo King LINES Ballet as Part of Brown-Forman Midnite RambleThe Kentucky Center to Welcome Alonzo King LINES Ballet as Part of Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Kentucky Center will present Alonzo King LINES Ballet as part of the Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. at the Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY. (more...)

YBCA Presents the World Premiere of Gregory Dawson's LES VERITES, 1/27YBCA Presents the World Premiere of Gregory Dawson's LES VERITES, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) announces the world premiere of artistic director Gregory Dawson's les vérités, a work celebrating dawsondancesf's past decade of dance performances, featuring influential artists who have supported their craft since dawsondancesf's inception in 2007. dawsondancesf is known for its rich, raw, highly energized style of movement and its focus on creative experimentation. (more...)

Erin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab Today at AbingdonErin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab Today at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its new Musical Theatre Lab with two readings of PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW, a new musical with music by Leo Hurley and book & lyrics by Charles Osborne, tonight and tomorrow, November 10 and 11, in Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre. (more...)

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Comes to Yerba Buena Center with Vocalist Maya LahyaniAlonzo King LINES Ballet Comes to Yerba Buena Center with Vocalist Maya Lahyani
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is pleased to announce its Fall Season at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, for a limited six-performance engagement, November 2-6. (more...)

Erin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab at AbingdonErin Davie, Ed Dixon and More Set for PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW Lab at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its new Musical Theatre Lab with two readings of PARIS THROUGH THE WINDOW, a new musical with music by Leo Hurley and book & lyrics by Charles Osborne, on November 10 and 11 in Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre. (more...)

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, 11/17The Harris Theater for Music and Dance Presents Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks's TERRAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce the new details of the first commission by inaugural Choreographer in Residence, Brian Brooks; Terrain, for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will see its world premiere as part of Hubbard Street's Season 39 Fall Series, November 17-20, 2016. (more...)

TEDWomen 2016 Conference, 'It's About Time,' Kicks Off in San FranciscoTEDWomen 2016 Conference, 'It's About Time,' Kicks Off in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

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City College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, TodayCity College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) continues its 2016 - 2017 season with Jeremy McQueen and the Black Iris Project's "MADIBA: A Dance Workshop," a celebration of the inspiring life of Nelson Mandela. The workshop is open to dancers of all levels and nondancers alike and takes place at Aaron Davis Hall from 12  to 2 p.m. on Today, October 6. The program is supported in part by the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a City University of New York-wide residency program now in its third year. (more...)

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