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ON THE TOWN Launches Online Ticketing Reservation SystemON THE TOWN Launches Online Ticketing Reservation System
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The 2015 Tony nominated musical On The Town announced today a brand new online reservation system, allowing for an online seat reservation prior to a ticket purchase. Beginning Friday, May 22, ticket-buyers can go to OnTheTownBroadway.com and reserve their tickets, at no charge, for an upcoming performance. Once the reservation is complete, the tickets can be paid for at the Lyric Theatre Box Office (213 West 42nd Street) up until one hour prior to curtain. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!
by Linda Lenzi - May 21, 2015

The Shubert Organization and Career Transition For Dancers along with the host committee: Andy Blankenbuehler, Graciela Daniele, Mercedes Ellington, Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell, & Chita Rivera welcomed The Broadway Dance Community for a Buffet Dinner & Between-Shows-Get-Together at Sardi's, Eugenia Room (234 West 44th Street) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (5:00pm-7:00pm).  This event is generously underwritten by The Shubert Organization.  Past client Andy Blankenbuehler (award-winning choreographer of the hit musical "Hamilton") addressed the group on his relation with the organziation and how beneficial they have been for him and thousands of others. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable RepertoireBWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 21, 2015

ABT's 75th Anniversary Gala, a balletomane's dream of a performance on May 18th 2015 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, treated the nearly sold-out audience to a joyous celebration in dance and archival images of the American Ballet Theatre's seven-and-a-half decade reign as 'America's National Ballet Company'. That designation became official with an act of Congress on April 27th 2006, but the troupe founded by Richard Pleasant with Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith as Co-Directors in 1940 had embraced the ethos of this country right from the start. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Sets Casting for Spring 2015 Season at the MetAmerican Ballet Theatre Sets Casting for Spring 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Casting for the third and fourth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Polina Semionova Withdraws from ABT's Spring 2015 Season Due to InjuryPolina Semionova Withdraws from ABT's Spring 2015 Season Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Due to injury, Principal Dancer Polina Semionova will withdraw from her remaining performances with American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House.  It was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Semionova was scheduled for seven additional performances during the Company's 2015 Spring season. (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Performs 'New York, New York' on 'Today'VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Performs 'New York, New York' on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - May 18, 2015

The cast of Broadway's Tony-nominated musical ON THE TOWN stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform the number 'New York, New York.' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in BrooklynBWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in Brooklyn
by Erica Miner - May 18, 2015

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in classical music, he has won Oscar, Golden Globe and World Soundtrack Awards (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Perform on NBC's 'Today', 5/18DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Perform on NBC's 'Today', 5/18
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

NBC has announced that the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN will perform live on the plaza on Monday May 18th. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

Manhattan Youth Ballet to Present WITH REGARD In Practice & Performance, 5/29-30Manhattan Youth Ballet to Present WITH REGARD In Practice & Performance, 5/29-30
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD... In Practice & Performance from May 29 & 30, 2015 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. In Practice & Performancewill feature world premieres by Brian Reeder, Marina Stavitskaya, Daniel Ulbricht, Frederick Earl Mosley and Natalia Boesch as well as George Balanchine's Valse Fantaisie. Performance times are Friday, May 29 at 7pm and Saturday, May 30 at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Artistic Director to Helm American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary GalaChester Theatre Company Artistic Director to Helm American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Chester Theatre Company Artistic Director Byam Stevens has been engaged by American Ballet Theatre to conceive, direct and produce, in partnership with ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, the company's 75th Anniversary Gala celebration. The Gala will take place at the Metropolitan Opera House on Monday, May 18.  (more...)

ON THE TOWN Returns to the Lyric Theatre This Afternoon!ON THE TOWN Returns to the Lyric Theatre This Afternoon!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, On the Town is still going strong at the Lyric Theatre, but performances May 7-12 were canceled so that the theatre could host NYC upfronts for Univision Communications Inc. Performances will resume this afternoon at 2pm, May 13. Welcome back to the ship! (more...)

Manhattan Youth Ballet to Present WITH REGARD, Gala to Honor Marina Stavitskaya, 5/29-31Manhattan Youth Ballet to Present WITH REGARD, Gala to Honor Marina Stavitskaya, 5/29-31
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Manhattan Youth Ballet presents WITH REGARD... In Practice & Performance from May 29 - 30, 2015 and A Gala Benefit honoring Marina Stavitskaya on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7Houston Ballet to Present Morris, Welch & Kylian, 5/28-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

From May 28 - June 7, 2015 Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program titled Morris, Welch & Kylian featuring three of today's most dynamic and musical choreographers. A world premiere of The Letter V by acclaimed American choreographer Mark Morris, the world premiere of Stanton Welch's Zodiac and the revival of Ji?i Kylian's iconic Svadebka make this program a must-see for all ballet lovers. Zodiac is made possible through the generosity of Leticia Loya. Houston Ballet will give six performances of Morris, Welch & Kylian at Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.  Tickets start at $20, and may be purchased at www.houstonballet.org, or by calling 713 227 2787.  (more...)

ON THE TOWN Cast Takes a Break as Lyric Theatre Hosts Univision UpfrontsON THE TOWN Cast Takes a Break as Lyric Theatre Hosts Univision Upfronts
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, On the Town is still going strong at the Lyric Theatre, but this week the cast begins a pre-scheduled week off. BroadwayWorld has learned that performances May 7-12 have been canceled so that the theatre can host NYC upfronts for Univision Communications Inc. Performances will resume on May 13. (more...)

Philly LOVE Dance Festival 2015 LaunchesPhilly LOVE Dance Festival 2015 Launches
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

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Mariinsky Ballet, Cloud Gate, ABT & More Set for The Music Center's 2015-16 Dance SeasonMariinsky Ballet, Cloud Gate, ABT & More Set for The Music Center's 2015-16 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

With the continued growth of its celebrated Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center series, and the success of its highly popular participatory dance experiences, The Music Center has become an important hub for dance in Los Angeles. Its 2015-2016 dance season is a prime example of the commitment of The Music Center to present distinctive dance experiences to Southern California audiences, especially by internationally renowned artists in classical ballet and contemporary expression. (more...)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett to Direct Industry Readings of ASKING FOR IT This MonthLynne Taylor-Corbett to Direct Industry Readings of ASKING FOR IT This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Asking For It, written and performed by Joanna Rush, under the direction of two-time Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, will run two invited industry performances in New York City at Theater at St. Luke's, Wednesday, May 13th, 3PM & 8PM. Theatre at St. Luke's is located at 308 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Documentary to Premiere Nationwide on PBS, 5/15American Ballet Theatre Documentary to Premiere Nationwide on PBS, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series teams up with Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns to co-produce a new documentary about American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in honor of its 75th anniversary.   (more...)

Choreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang & Reggie Wilson Receive City Center FellowshipsChoreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang & Reggie Wilson Receive City Center Fellowships
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Choreographers Kyle Abraham, Jessica Lang and Reggie Wilson have been awarded New York City Center's 2015 Choreography Fellowships. The Fellowship supports choreographers at critical stages in their careers and reflects City Center's long history of nurturing dance makers, from George Balanchine to Christopher Wheeldon. (more...)

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