American Ballet Theatre News

City College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, 10/6City College Center for the Arts Presents MADIBA: A DANCE WORKSHOP, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 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 Thursday, 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...)

MUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKENMUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN
by Maeve Riley - Sep 28, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (more...)

Iconic Choreographer Twyla Tharp Brings 50th Anniversary  Tour to FolsomIconic Choreographer Twyla Tharp Brings 50th Anniversary Tour to Folsom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The word "legend" is almost too modest a word in describing Twyla Tharp. Over her storied career, Twyla Tharp has created over 160 dances across genres, choreographed for film (from Miloš Forman to James Brooks) and Broadway (with music ranging from Billy Joel to Bob Dylan). She's received a Tony Award, 19 honorary doctorates, a MacArthur Fellowship, among other honors (see below). (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through NovemberPorchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The  performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added Thursday matinee, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $43 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at RubiconAndrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Royal Academy of Dance's (RAD) prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition returns to Australia in 2016 with the final to be held at the Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016. As the annual flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance, the competition attracts the world's finest young dancers aged between 15 to 19 years old and culminates in a final to be judged by David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Royal Academy of Dance's (RAD) prestigious Genee International Ballet Competition returns to Australia in 2016 with the final to be held at the Sydney Opera House on 11 December 2016. As the annual flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance, the competition attracts the world's finest young dancers aged between 15 to 19 years old and culminates in a final to be judged by David McAllister, Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet, Kevin O'Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, and Francesco Ventrigilia, Artistic Director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet. (more...)

BWW Review: Misty Copeland Dances Off the Pages of Gregg Delman's MISTY COPELANDBWW Review: Misty Copeland Dances Off the Pages of Gregg Delman's MISTY COPELAND
by Rose Marija - Sep 21, 2016

Misty Copland, by Gregg Delman with foreward by Misty Copeland has been released by Rizzoli New York, September 2016. Delman is an award winning photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Interview, Elle, GQ, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Gotham, and Vogue. He has photographed a roster of notable names, actors and rock stars. When he first saw Copeland, in 2011, while she was still striving to rise in the ranks of American Ballet Theatre, he believed he had found a really special subject to capture. Copeland has since become the first female, African-American principal dancer for ABT. She has also become a public speaker, celebrity spokesperson, stage performer, television personality, and author. (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...)

Diana Vishneva to Give Final Performances with American Ballet Theatre Next SpringDiana Vishneva to Give Final Performances with American Ballet Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Diana Vishneva, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 2005, will give her final performances with the Company during the 2017 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House. She will dance the role of Tatiana in Onegin on Monday, June 19 and at her farewell performance on Friday, June 23. (more...)

Works & Projects Rotunda Project Initiative Launches Gala, 10/27Works & Projects Rotunda Project Initiative Launches Gala, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Works & Process, the performing-arts series at the Guggenheim, announces a new initiative, Works & Process Rotunda Projects. Building on its long tradition of commissioning performances for the unique architecture of the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater, Works & Process will expand into the museum's rotunda. A new residency and and commissioning program, Works & Process Rotunda Projects will invite artists to create works for this iconic space. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Announces The Byer Legacy Celebration, 10/7New York Theatre Ballet Announces The Byer Legacy Celebration, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet announces The Byer Legacy Celebration on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 6:30pm at St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 East 10th Street, NYC, to celebrate the 70th birthday of NYTB Founder & Artistic Director, Diana Byer during the company's Fall 2016 Danspace Project season. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace ProjectNew York Theatre Ballet to perform LEGENDS & VISIONARIES at Danspace Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will present a new installment of its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series at Danspace Project (131 E 10th St, NYC, 10003) on October 6 and 8, 2016 at 8pm, as part of Danspace Project's Community ACCESS series*.  The evenings will include the World Premiere of a new piece by Antonia Franceschi set to an original musical score by Claire van Kampen.   (more...)

NJ Rep to Offer Playwriting and Acting Classes at West EndNJ Rep to Offer Playwriting and Acting Classes at West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

? New Jersey Repertory Company is proud to announce playwriting and acting classes this fall in the new West End Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's Performances of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the ArtsCasting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's Performances of The Nutcracker at Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, co-presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and ABT, was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director and Terry Dwyer, Segerstrom Center President. Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker will be given 12 performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, December 9-18, 2016. The Nutcracker, set to music by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, features choreography by Alexei Ratmansky, scenery and costumes by award-winning designer Richard Hudson and lighting by Jennifer Tipton. The Pacific Symphony performs the beloved holiday score. In the Los Angeles Times review from last year's inaugural Center performance, it declared, "Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky has made his own Christmas miracle: a joyful 'Nutcracker' ballet that is ravishing and clever enough to inspire multiple viewings." (more...)

ADI's Lumberyard Announces New Hires; Will Host End-of-Summer ShindigADI's Lumberyard Announces New Hires; Will Host End-of-Summer Shindig
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Lumberyard will welcome the community for a sneak-peek End of Summer Shindig, Saturday, September 17, 5-7pm. (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff AdditionKC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff Addition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of six new members, Kelsey Hellebuyck, Emily Mistretta, Gustavo Ribeiro, Amaya Rodriguez, James Rogers, Kevin Wilson, and three new apprentices, Ivan Braatz, Sarah Joan Smith, and Katherine Sawicki to the Kansas City Ballet Company. (more...)

The Washington Ballet Welcomes Monica StephensonThe Washington Ballet Welcomes Monica Stephenson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Artistic Director Julie Kent is pleased to announce that Monica Stephenson joined the faculty at The Washington Ballet's southeast campus TWB@THEARC effective September 1. The move reaffirms TWB's commitment to continuing the growth and excellence of education and community engagement programs in the greater Washington community. Stephenson previously coordinated American Ballet Theatre's Project Plie, an initiative to increase diversity in classical ballet and was a member of ABT's education staff. (more...)

Parsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at PepperdineParsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The internationally renowned modern dance company Parsons Dance performs at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2016-17 Company RosterBoston Ballet Announces 2016-17 Company Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen has announced the 2016-2017 season roster. A total of 71 dancers make up the Company roster, with 57 in Boston Ballet, the main professional company, and 14 in Boston Ballet II (BBII), the second company. (more...)

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