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PBS to Air MASTERPIECE's 'Wolf Hall' Starring Tony-Award Winner Mark RylancePBS to Air MASTERPIECE's 'Wolf Hall' Starring Tony-Award Winner Mark Rylance
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

PBS will host two days of press conferences featuring Damian Lewis, who plays Henry VIII in MASTERPIECE's "Wolf Hall," starring Tony-Award winner Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell (more...)

American Ballet Theatre & Segerstrom Center for the Arts Form New Dance SchoolAmerican Ballet Theatre & Segerstrom Center for the Arts Form New Dance School
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Expanding their 27-year relationship, Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre announce the creation of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School on the Segerstrom Center campus in Costa Mesa, CA. The combined resources of American Ballet Theatre, America's National Ballet Company® and Segerstrom Center, one of the world's leading presenters of dance, will offer unrivaled opportunities for training and nurturing future generations of dancers and dance audiences as well as furthering the development and evolution of dance. The school carries the name of Orange County philanthropist William J. Gillespie, who has been a board member of ABT since 1999 and an enthusiastic and generous donor to the Center for much of the institution's history. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre and Segerstrom Center for the Arts Launch New Dance SchoolAmerican Ballet Theatre and Segerstrom Center for the Arts Launch New Dance School
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre announce the creation of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School on the Segerstrom Center campus in Costa Mesa, CA. (more...)

Oxygen Expands Development Slate with Four New Projects for Young WomenOxygen Expands Development Slate with Four New Projects for Young Women
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Fueled by the network's commitment to increase original programming under the recent rebrand, Oxygen Media expands its aggressive development slate with four new projects targeting young, multicultural women. (more...)

In Performance Video: ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress Performs 'I Can Cook, Too'In Performance Video: ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress Performs 'I Can Cook, Too'
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features actress Alysha Umphress and pianist Brett Rowe performing 'I Can Cook, Too' from the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theatre Present NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS, 12/13The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theatre Present NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT) entice audiences of all ages with the sweet melodies, magical celebration and excitement of one of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets during the holiday concert, "Nutcracker for Kids," part of Family Musical Mornings presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank. Led by Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutierrez, the orchestra shares the stage with the enchanted ballerinas from FBT, led by Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, who bring this beloved Christmas tale of the prince and Clara to life. The classic battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker has children on the edge of their seats as Tchaikovsky's memorable music, performed live, fills the air with wonder. Then the dancers twirl and glide across the stage to the renowned "Waltz of the Flowers" and the enchanting "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." Created especially for children ages 5-11, this 45-minute version of the ballet is adapted by Bree Burgess Rosen, and features narrator Charlotte Rubino, age 11, making it perfect for the whole family to enjoy. (more...)

Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 12/11Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to host the return engagement of Gelsey Kirkland Ballet'sproduction of the perennial holiday classic The Nutcracker. Due to the success of the production's debut last season at Schimmel Center, this year's production of The Nutcracker will be performed over the course of a special two-week engagement, running December 11–21. This 30-member company, under the artistic direction of Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov, is comprised of nineteen dancers and eleven apprentices, and is based in Lower Manhattan. (more...)

Like Everyone Else - Meet the Full Cast of SIDE SHOW, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Like Everyone Else - Meet the Full Cast of SIDE SHOW, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 17, 2014

The completely reimagined revival of Side Show officially opens tonight, November 17, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Songs of the Season at Met Museum to Feature Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More, 12/19Songs of the Season at Met Museum to Feature Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Music for the holidays by composer Robert Sirota will be featured in a special holiday concert, Songs of the Season, presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue) in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7pm. The Met Museum Presents concert will include performances by The Choristers of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine led by conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather, soprano Mellissa Hughes, violist Nadia Sirota, and harpist Victoria Drake. (more...)

INTERMEZZO Dance Company's 2015 Season to Feature Five World Premieres, 1/17-18INTERMEZZO Dance Company's 2015 Season to Feature Five World Premieres, 1/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

INTERMEZZO Dance Company, a ballet company founded by American Ballet Theatre soloist Craig Salstein, announces its 2015 season, featuring five World Premiere pieces, running from January 17-18, 2015 at Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 7:30pm and Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2pm at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students) and are available at http://www.millertheatre.com/events/2015/01/17. (more...)

DIANA VISHNEVA: On the Edge Set for London Coliseum in April 2015DIANA VISHNEVA: On the Edge Set for London Coliseum in April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Ardani Artists will present the UK premiere of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge at the London Coliseum for just three performances, 14th 16th and 18th April 2015. A star of the Mariinsky Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, the programme celebrates her extraordinary technique and artistic versatility. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland Contributes Electric Energy to the American Ballet TheatreBWW Reviews: Misty Copeland Contributes Electric Energy to the American Ballet Theatre
by Rose Marija - Nov 12, 2014

When a gifted dancer continually gets better and better, breathes fresh air into a classic ballet, and attracts all the eyes in the theater, attention must not only be paid, but commanded. Misty Copeland is proving herself to be just such a dancer. (more...)

The Sphinx Organization to Host 3rd Annual SphinxCon, Jan 30-Feb 1The Sphinx Organization to Host 3rd Annual SphinxCon, Jan 30-Feb 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

?Founder Aaron P. Dworkin announces that The Sphinx Organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, will host the third annual SphinxCon, one of the nation's leading arts diversity conferences, from January 30 through February 1, 2015 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, 1114 Washington Blvd, in Detroit, Mich. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present 'PREformances' with Allison Charney, 11/17JCC Manhattan to Present 'PREformances' with Allison Charney, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, November 17th at 12:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Celebrates Seventy-Five Years of Variety and HistoryBWW Reviews: AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Celebrates Seventy-Five Years of Variety and History
by Frances Steiner - Nov 5, 2014

American Ballet Theatre is widely recognized as one of the best ballet companies in the world. And much like the United States, ABT is a melting pot of diverse choreography and traditions. This year marks the company's 75th season, providing an ideal opportunity to showcase this varied repertory during their fall season at the David H. Koch Theater. Thursday's program of Twyla Tharp's Bach Partita, Alexei Ratmansky's Seven Sonatas, and Ji?i Kylian's Sinfonietta featured both contemporary and historically celebrated choreographers. (more...)

Tony Winning Choreographer Donald Saddler Dies at 94Tony Winning Choreographer Donald Saddler Dies at 94
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Tony Award winning choreographer Donald Saddler passed away at The Actors Home in New Jersey on Sunday, Nov. 2, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. He was 94. (more...)

Smokey Robinson, Sing-A-Long SOUND OF MUSIC and More Set for LA Phil's 2015 Hollywood Bowl Summer SeasonSmokey Robinson, Sing-A-Long SOUND OF MUSIC and More Set for LA Phil's 2015 Hollywood Bowl Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announced today the first glimpse of the 2015 Hollywood Bowl summer season, with the entire season to be announced in February, 2015. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival to Record Two-Disc Cast AlbumON THE TOWN Broadway Revival to Record Two-Disc Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN will be recorded today, November 3, for a two-disc cast album to be released by PS Classics. ON THE TOWN, which features a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Leonard Bernstein, and is based on an idea by Jerome Robbins, is currently running at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

ABT Studio Company to Appear at 92nd St. Y Harkness Dancer Center, 11/14-16ABT Studio Company to Appear at 92nd St. Y Harkness Dancer Center, 11/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

American Ballet Theatre's Studio Company will give three performances at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center's Buttenwieser Hall in New York City November 14-16, 2014. Performance times are 8:00pm on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, and 3:00pm on Sunday, November 16. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Join Forces with PNC Pops for 'Sci-Fi Spectacular', 11/14Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Join Forces with PNC Pops for 'Sci-Fi Spectacular', 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Captain's Log, Stardate November 2014. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jack Everly and host George Takei take audiences to galaxies far, far away to explore new worlds with lights, music and lots of action during PNC Pops “Sci-Fi Spectacular” at Heinz Hall on November 14-16. (more...)

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