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BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed This Week - February 24th, 2017BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed This Week - February 24th, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! (more...)

Cuba's Flagship Contemporary Dance Company Comes to The Marlowe Theatre Next MonthCuba's Flagship Contemporary Dance Company Comes to The Marlowe Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

For more than five decades, since the company was founded by Ramiro Guerra in 1959, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba's (DCC) hybrid and hothouse dance blend of African-Caribbean rhythms, jazzy American modernism and influences from classical European ballet has been evoking the sensual heart of the Cuban spirit through vigorous and highly physical contemporary dance. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This MayERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, Starring Wade McCollum, Headed Off-Broadway This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producer Q Theatricals announced today that after critically acclaimed and award winning productions in Seattle, New Jersey and Boston the new musical, ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME, will begin performances on Friday, April 14, 2017 and officially open on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Off-Broadway's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). This strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, June 11th only. (more...)

Fadi J. Khoury FJK DANCE To Tour 31 Chinese CitiesFadi J. Khoury FJK DANCE To Tour 31 Chinese Cities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Fadi Khoury's FJK DANCE will bring 10 company dancers to China, kicking off the company's first extended international tour to the Far East, February 28 to April 30. The eight-week multi-city tour will present three FJK DANCE repertory works. (more...)

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJLarry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song. (more...)

Cast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban StagesCast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, has announced the cast of the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award-winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

BENGHAZI BERGEN-BELSEN, Based on the Novel by Yossi Sucary, Coming to La MaMaBENGHAZI BERGEN-BELSEN, Based on the Novel by Yossi Sucary, Coming to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

An epic romance retrieves from oblivion the lost story of the Holocaust of Libyan Jews in 'Benghazi Bergen-Belsen,' a play by Lahav Timor that is inspired by the Brenner Prize-winning 2016 novel of the same name by Yossi Sucary, the first book about Jews in World War II Libya. The play is translated from Hebrew by Inbal Timor and directed by Michal Gamily. La MaMa Theatre will present its world premiere run March 23 to April 9 in its Downstairs Theater, 66 East Fourth Street, Manhattan (East Village). (more...)

Tom Gold Dance To Premiere OASIS And SERVED At John Jay CollegeTom Gold Dance To Premiere OASIS And SERVED At John Jay College
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Tom Gold Dance presents its sixth annual New York City season, Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a program of three works from Tom Gold Dance Founder and Director Tom Gold, including the Company premieres of Gold's Oasis and Served. (more...)

Mixed Media Artist Ruth Bauer Neustadter To Present Solo Exhibition, 2/28-3/25Mixed Media Artist Ruth Bauer Neustadter To Present Solo Exhibition, 2/28-3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Mixed media artist Ruth Bauer Neustadter presents the solo exhibition, 'Go Figure', at the Ceres Gallery from Tuesday, February 28 to Saturday, March 25, 2017. The exhibition features the artist's expressionistic, bold, textured and sensual figurative work, many created from recyclable materials. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 8 - 12, 2017 as part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 season at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The company will perform three different programs during the five-day engagement. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLSGangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA 2/20 - 2/24 on ABC ]Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA 2/20 - 2/24 on ABC ]
by TV Scoop - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA 2/20 - 2/24, airing on ABC (more...)

Kentucky Center Venues Rank in Worldwide Top 200 ListingKentucky Center Venues Rank in Worldwide Top 200 Listing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall and Brown Theatre have both been recognized among the top 200 theatre venues in the world, based on ticket sales.  Whitney Hall ranked 33rd and the Brown Theatre ranked 149th.  The report was issued by Pollstar, considered to be the only trade publication covering the worldwide concert industry. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Presents MOONLIGHT X AILEY Dance Film ShortAlvin Ailey Presents MOONLIGHT X AILEY Dance Film Short
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces Moonlight x Ailey, a new dance film short choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Battle in a unique collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer Nicholas Britell. Inspired by the critically-acclaimed drama Moonlight, Best Picture winner at the 74th Annual Golden Globe® Awards and nominated for eight Oscars® at next week's Academy Awards®, the blue-lit movements are danced by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts, and The Ailey School students Christopher Taylor and Jeremy T. Villas. Robert Battle, the film's director Barry Jenkins, and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney are from Miami's Liberty City neighborhood - the setting for Moonlight. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents Four World Premieres In WINNING WORKS, 3/11-12Joffrey Ballet Presents Four World Premieres In WINNING WORKS, 3/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago Public Library present four world premieres in the seventh annual Winning Works program, the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Bring UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE to New York Live ArtsNew York Theatre Ballet to Bring UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE to New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns to New York Live Arts with its new Uptown/Downtown/Dance series from March 1-4, 2017 at 7:30pm with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday. (more...)

BWW Interview: Yannick Lebrun of ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATERBWW Interview: Yannick Lebrun of ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
by Justin Cole Adams - Feb 13, 2017

Yannick Lebrun has been involved with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the last 13 years. Starting as a student studying under a scholarship from 2004 until 2006 until making his debut with their junior company, Ailey II, immediately after. During one of the tours, Lebrun was asked to step into Ailey's highest dance company to fill in for an injured dancer. (more...)

Ailey II performs for the Park City Institute for Two Nights as Part of 2016-17 World Tour.Ailey II performs for the Park City Institute for Two Nights as Part of 2016-17 World Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Hailed by The New Yorker for their "off-the-charts energy" Ailey II makes a triumphant two-night return to the Eccles Center Main Stage in Park City February 24 & 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Celebrates Broadway's 41st Theatre with $41 TicketsSUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Celebrates Broadway's 41st Theatre with $41 Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

In commemoration of the opening of the 41st Broadway theatre, Sunday in the Park with George has announced the show will offer the front row orchestra seats to preview performances (February 11 - February 22) at $41, to celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Theatre as it becomes Broadway's 41st theater. (more...)

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