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Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGEOprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGE
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The ABC Television Network celebrates the unveiling of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture with a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word called “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.” (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOWPorchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Atlanta Ballet 86th Annual Meeting Prepares For SuccessAtlanta Ballet 86th Annual Meeting Prepares For Success
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Good news, excitement and high energy were in abundance at Atlanta Ballet's 86th annual meeting, recently held at the Northern Trust Wealth Management offices, which officially brought the 2016 fiscal year and 2015-16 performance season to a close. Under the leadership of President and CEO Arturo Jacobus, the organization completed the season debt free and with a balanced operating budget. (more...)

Ailey Celebrates Expansion of Joan Weill Center for Dance, New Education WingAiley Celebrates Expansion of Joan Weill Center for Dance, New Education Wing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Leaders of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation today celebrated the expansion of Ailey's permanent home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, with a ceremonial roof-breaking to mark the company's upward growth. (more...)

Emmy Winner Martha Byrne to Lead IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN at Queens TheatreEmmy Winner Martha Byrne to Lead IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN at Queens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Queens Theatre will present the award winning play In the Car with Blossom and Len written by Joni Fritz and directed by Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Broadway's SWING!) at the Queens Theatre's Shulman Theatre located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. (more...)

Company XIV's Saucy 2016-17 Season to Feature PARIS and NUTCRACKER ROUGECompany XIV's Saucy 2016-17 Season to Feature PARIS and NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Company XIV has announced a 2016-2017 pop-up season at The Irondale Center, which will include two adult-only shows: the world premiere of PARIS, and a revival of their sexy hit holiday show NUTCRACKER ROUGE, both conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick. (more...)

MOonhORsE Dance Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Canada's Most Distinguished Veteran Dance ArtistsMOonhORsE Dance Theatre Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Canada's Most Distinguished Veteran Dance Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Older & Reckless, MOonhORsE Dance Theatre's celebrated series curated by Artistic Director Claudia Moore, celebrates the company's 20th season with its 39th edition featuring five renowned dance artists. Governor General award winner Margie Gillis (Montreal), dance theatre maverick Robert Desrosiers with cellist/singer Anne Bourne, acclaimed dancer/co-founder of COBA (Collective Of Black Artists) BaKari I. Lindsay, choreographer/director Charles Koroneho (New Zealand), and Claudia Moore in a work byApolonia Velasquez and Ofilio Sinbadinho (Gadfly), take to the stage Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 for three shows only at Harbourfront Centre Theatre. (more...)

Danspace Project's Platform 2016: LOST & FOUND to Feature Over 80 ArtistsDanspace Project's Platform 2016: LOST & FOUND to Feature Over 80 Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Since their inception in 2009, the Platform series, Danspace Project's signature curatorial initiative, has 'given dance presentation a makeover.' (The New York Times). Conceived by Danspace Project Executive Director and Chief Curator Judy Hussie-Taylor as exhibitions that unfold over time, Platforms are multi-week series of performances and events, organized by guest curators, that act as deep inquiries into artistic practice and concerns. Ten Platforms have been held to date, each accompanied by a print catalogue. (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Community Engagement and Education ManagerKC Ballet Welcomes New Community Engagement and Education Manager
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of April Berry as the new Community Engagement and Education Manager.  (more...)

Colorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 SeasonsColorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After 21 seasons as a Principal Dancer at Colorado Ballet and 26 seasons as a professional dancer, Maria Mosina announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Announces Salsa And Flamenco ClassesBallet Hispanico Announces Salsa And Flamenco Classes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Ballet Hispanico introduces new adult class offerings in Salsa and Flamenco at the company's School of Dance at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. The classes are recommended for ages 18 and up and will get attendees up and moving to the beat in no time. Classes are available for all levels and begin the week of September 12, 2016.  For more details and to register visit www.ballethispanico.org/classes/adult. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICALFulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre opens a monumental new season with the triumphant Billy Elliot: The Musical through October 16. The Tony Award-winning musical features infectious music by the incomparable Sir Elton John including "Shine," "Solidarity,"  "Electricity," and many more!    (more...)

The Dance Gallery Festival Announces 10th Anniversary LineupThe Dance Gallery Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Returning for it's 10th anniversary Season, The Dance Gallery Festival, mentor and launchpad for new choreographic talent since 2007, will return to NYC this fall with more than 30 artists presenting all new work in three distinct and separate programs. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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Park City Institute Announces This Year's Eccles Center Season!Park City Institute Announces This Year's Eccles Center Season!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Mixing legendary blues with political commentary, ballet with myth busting genius and big recognizable names with big - less mainstream, but just as brilliant - names… the 20th Season of Park City Institute's brand of performance has arrived. In keeping with its mission to entertain, educate and illuminate, PCI delivers a line-up of world-renowned musicians, actors, dancers, authors, thinkers and doers. There are throwbacks to The Eccles Center's grand opening first season. There are Grammy winners and acclaimed traditional entertainers. And there are pioneers, who would never have fit into the performing arts mold of yesterday. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

ABC announced its lineup of exceptional talent to be seen at the opening of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Stars will include Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Dave Grohl with Trouble Funk, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Common, NeYo, Patti Austin, The Alvin Ailey Dancers, Gary Clark Jr., Gladys Knight and The Howard Gospel Choir. (more...)

MAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene BunisMAMMA MIA!'s Longtime Broadway Home to Host Memorial for Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Family, friends and the Broadway community will come together to celebrate the life of beloved wardrobe supervisor Irene Bunis on Monday, September 26 at 3:00pm at The Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), longtime home of Broadway's hit musical MAMMA MIA!, which Irene kept vibrantly befitted in spandex and platform boots for fourteen years. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Ballet Hispanico introduces new adult class offerings in Salsa and Flamenco at the company's School of Dance at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. The classes are recommended for ages 18 and up and will get attendees up and moving to the beat in no time. Classes are available for all levels and begin the week of September 12, 2016.  For more details and to register visit www.ballethispanico.org/classes/adult. (more...)

Kate Weare Company's MARKSMAN Set for 'Works & Process' at The GuggenheimKate Weare Company's MARKSMAN Set for 'Works & Process' at The Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents excerpts of Kate Weare Company's: Marksman with an original score by saxophonist Curtis Robert Macdonald at 7:30pm. (more...)

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Alan Cumming & More Set for PBS Arts Fall Festival Hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Full Line-Up!HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Alan Cumming & More Set for PBS Arts Fall Festival Hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Full Line-Up!
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

PBS announced today the broadcast premiere dates for the diverse slate of performing arts specials that will air as part of the 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival. (more...)

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