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Liza Jessie Peterson's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT to Premiere at National Black TheatreLiza Jessie Peterson's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT to Premiere at National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) has joined forces with Hi-ARTS for the world premiere of The Peculiar Patriot. (more...)

Paula Vogel's THE MINEOLA TWINS to Open This September at Cutting BallPaula Vogel's THE MINEOLA TWINS to Open This September at Cutting Ball
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Cutting Ball Theater kicks off its 2017-18 Season with THE MINEOLA TWINS, Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's razor sharp and prescient satire about the women's movement and the rise of conservatism. (more...)

ACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 LineupACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 7-20, 2018, with the sixth annual showcase of progressive opera and music-theatre, curated by co-founding directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE), along with newly appointed co-director Jecca Barry (of Beth Morrison Projects). Since its launch in 2013, the Prototype Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer. (more...)

CSO and CCM Announce New Class of Diversity Fellows and Funding RenewalCSO and CCM Announce New Class of Diversity Fellows and Funding Renewal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have selected four outstanding musicians for the next class of the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship. Born out of a mutual desire to make American orchestras more inclusive, this groundbreaking fellowship program launched in 2015 with a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera TrainingComposer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera TrainingComposer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Invites Public To Free Tour Send-Off ConcertPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Invites Public To Free Tour Send-Off Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck invite the public to a free concert at Heinz Hall on August 19 at 8 p.m. The program will include highlights from the tour repertoire. The Pittsburgh Symphony's newest disc from Reference Recordings, Shostakovich 5, will be available for the first time at this concert. (more...)

Acting Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance ResortActing Company and Creative Advisors Join Sundance Institute's 2017 Theatre Lab at Sundance Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Karin Coonrod's MERCHANT OF VENICE to Launch Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season of Works by WomenKarin Coonrod's MERCHANT OF VENICE to Launch Peak Performances' 2017-18 Season of Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Peak Performances will kick off its 2017-18 season-which consists entirely of works by women-with a visionary production of The Merchant of Venice from director Karin Coonrod and her Compagnia de' Colombari. (more...)

Professionals from Across the Country Set for League's ESSENTIALS OF ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT Program in L.A.Professionals from Across the Country Set for League's ESSENTIALS OF ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT Program in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Thirty-two professionals from across the country will take part in the League of American Orchestras' ten-day Essentials of Orchestra Management program in Los Angeles, July 18-27. (more...)

People's Light Announces Second Round of the New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission ProgramPeople's Light Announces Second Round of the New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

People's Light is proud to announce Sanjit De Silva, James Ijames, Deepa Purohit, and Laura Schellhardt as the participating playwrights in the second round of the company's groundbreaking New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission program. The playwrights officially begin the program on July 9, 2017, in conjunction with the final performance of Project Dawn by Karen Hartman, the first New Play Frontiers play to premiere at People's Light. This second round of residencies and commissions, along with the production of Project Dawn, are made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

Collaborative Theater presents MASTERS OF THE CURRENTSCollaborative Theater presents MASTERS OF THE CURRENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Masters of the Currents is a collaborative theater sharing and community celebration created with the participation of the local Micronesian community. The event addresses the current tension in Hawaii surrounding its newest immigrants from Micronesia combining community-based story collection, social justice practices and devised theater techniques that will result in a world premiere professional theatre production in Hawaii.  (more...)

Camille A. Brown and Paul Taylor Come to the MV PAC and The YardCamille A. Brown and Paul Taylor Come to the MV PAC and The Yard
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In a compressed 2-week period, THE YARD presents two distinctive, critically acclaimed views - through dance-making of a potent American landscape: Taylor in his lifelong survey of popular cultural sources, Brown in her ongoing deep dive into the complex social reality of black identities of both men, women and girls that reaffirms that 'black dance matters" in depicting lives at risk in a dangerous political environment. (more...)

New York Live Arts Announces 2017-2018 SeasonNew York Live Arts Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

New York Live Arts, under the artistic leadership of MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts awardee Artistic Director Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, announced the organization's 2017-2018 season today. (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Mac Performs 'Amazing Grace' in the Streets of San Francisco; Tickets for Curran Run on Sale Next Week!VIDEO: Taylor Mac Performs 'Amazing Grace' in the Streets of San Francisco; Tickets for Curran Run on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Curran and Stanford Live at Stanford University, in association with Magic Theatre and Pomegranate Arts, announced today tickets for Taylor Mac's groundbreaking performance art concert A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC, will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 4th at 10:00am PT. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the AtlanticQui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Announcing Baryshnikov Arts Center's Fall 2017 SeasonAnnouncing Baryshnikov Arts Center's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Fall 2017 performance and residency series, which runs September 21 through December 15 and features an exciting lineup of international artists and cross-border collaborations. Dance presentations by choreographers Dorothee Munyaneza, Roy Assaf, and Kota Yamazaki-originally from Rwanda, Israel, and Japan, respectively-are infused with their creators' personal, geographic, and cultural influences. (more...)

Center for Performance Research Slates Fall 2017 Season of Contemporary DanceCenter for Performance Research Slates Fall 2017 Season of Contemporary Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Center for Performance Research (CPR), an artist-driven organization co-founded by Jonah Bokaer Choreography and John Jasperse | Thin Man Dance, Inc. to support the development of new works in contemporary dance, announced today its Fall Season. (more...)

ICE Performs Five Summer Events in NYC Presented by Lincoln CenterICE Performs Five Summer Events in NYC Presented by Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

August 14, 2017, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) will perform in five summer events presented by Lincoln Center's Out of Doors and Mostly Mozart Festivals. (more...)

Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas OperaConductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas: (more...)

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