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Jacob's Pillow Presents Jessica Lang Dance in THE WANDERER, July 29-August 9Jacob's Pillow Presents Jessica Lang Dance in THE WANDERER, July 29-August 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2015

Contemporary ballet company Jessica Lang Dance, led by founder, choreographer, and Artistic Director Jessica Lang, returns to Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival for an extended two-week run of The Wanderer, July 29-August 9 in the Doris Duke Theatre. (more...)

Directors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors RetreatDirectors Set for Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Six theatre directors will participate in the third Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat in Arles, France, July 31 through August 12. The Retreat is part of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community and is one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23Houston Grand Opera to Premiere O COLUMBIA, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Houston, July 21, 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of O Columbia, a chamber opera created by an acclaimed team of artists: composer Gregory Spears, librettist Royce Vavrek, stage director Kevin Newbury, and conductor Timothy Myers—on September 23 and 24 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bayou Music Center. O Columbia examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration and celebrates the identity of America's frontiersmen and women. O Columbia will be HGO's 57th world premiere. (more...)

CSO & CCM Receive $900,000 for New Fellowship ProgramCSO & CCM Receive $900,000 for New Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are honored to announce the two institutions are the combined recipient of a $900,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant will be used to pilot a groundbreaking collaborative fellowship program aimed at developing young, graduate-level musicians from underrepresented populations and preparing them for the professional orchestra world. (more...)

Okwui Okpokwasili Among New York Live Arts' 2015-16 Residency ArtistsOkwui Okpokwasili Among New York Live Arts' 2015-16 Residency Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

New York Live Arts today announced the recipients of a number of new works residency programs for the 2015-16 season and beyond as part of its newly envisioned new work development program, reflecting a renewed, industry-leading commitment to the support of the creative process. The celebrated New York-based writer, performer and choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili will be the organization's third recipient of the Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) award, the largest of its kind in the nation. Andrea Kleine, Sonya Tayeh, Adrienne Truscott, Preeti Vasudevan, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Gillian Walsh have been curated to develop new work to premiere in future seasons on the New York Live Arts stage through the Live Feed Program (formerly Studio Series). (more...)

New York Live Arts Ends the 2015 Studio Series Showings with MORIAH EVANS, 7/29New York Live Arts Ends the 2015 Studio Series Showings with MORIAH EVANS, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

New York Live Arts ends the 2015 Studio Series showings with Moriah Evans on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00pmin the Third Floor Studios.  (more...)

HERE's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three Premieres & MoreHERE's 2015-16 Season to Feature Three Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

HERE announces its 2015-2016 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist productions, an Artistic Director production, the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).  The multidisciplinary works in HERE's 2015-2016 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

CHF to Co-host Humanities Without Walls Career Workshop, 7/20-8/7CHF to Co-host Humanities Without Walls Career Workshop, 7/20-8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) and the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) consortium will launch an ambitious three-week workshop for PhD students in the humanities, focused on professional opportunities in the public humanities. (more...)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Welcomes Ella BaffAndrew W. Mellon Foundation Welcomes Ella Baff
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival announces today that Ella Baff, Executive and Artistic Director of Jacob's Pillow, has accepted a new position as Senior Program Officer for Arts and Cultural Heritage at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York. An esteemed leader in the arts and cultural field, Baff has been at the helm of Jacob's Pillow, a National Historic Landmark, National Medal of Arts recipient, and home to America's longest running dance festival, for the past 17 years. (more...)

Santoya Fields to Lead RACHEL at New Brooklyn Theatre; Cast Announced!Santoya Fields to Lead RACHEL at New Brooklyn Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

New Brooklyn Theatre has announced casting today for its production of RACHEL by Angelina Weld Grimke, directed by Courtney Harge. (more...)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards $4.1 Million to Support NYC Theater OrganizationsAndrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards $4.1 Million to Support NYC Theater Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announced today that 41 organizations in its New York Theater Program will receive grants totaling $4.1 million. Ranging from $10,000 to $160,000, the grants will be used toward operating support over the next two years. (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This SummerThe Kennedy Center to Host 10th Annual MFA Playwrights' Workshop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Kennedy Center, in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, the National New Play Network (NNPN)-the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays-and with Stanford University's National Center for New Plays, will host more than 50 playwrights, directors, and dramaturgs from July 25 to August 2, 2015 as part of the 10th annual weeklong MFA Playwrights' Workshop featuring new works by MFA students from Columbia University, Northwestern University, Fordham University, Yale School of Drama, the Juilliard School, New York University-Tisch School of the Arts, University of California-San Diego, and the Juilliard School. (more...)

David Hertzberg Named Composer in Residence at Opera PhiladelphiaDavid Hertzberg Named Composer in Residence at Opera Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to announce that composer David Hertzberg, whose music 'demonstrates that a gifted young composer can be inspired by masters and still speak with a vibrantly personal style' (the New York Times), has been selected as its fifth Composer in Residence (CIR). Hertzberg was chosen from over 150 applicants for the position and now has the opportunity to follow a personalized development track focused on the advancement of his skills as an operatic composer. (more...)

2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More2016 Glimmerglass Festival to Feature THE CRUCIBLE, SWEENEY TODD & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2016 Season - LA BOHEME, SWEENEY TODD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Glimmerglass Festival, Central New York's opera and musical theater company, has announced its 2016 season. (more...)

Judy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalJudy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country's longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22, 2015. A range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition will be presented across three weeks, from July 22 - August 9. (more...)

NNPN Awards Actor's Express with Producer Residency for Clifton GutermanNNPN Awards Actor's Express with Producer Residency for Clifton Guterman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

At its 2015 Annual Conference, the National New Play Network (NNPN) announced its 2015-2016 grant recipients with over $125,000 in awards, including awarding Atlanta theater maker Clifton Guterman a Producer Residency at Actor's Express. (more...)

NNPN Announces Over $125K in Grants for 2015-16NNPN Announces Over $125K in Grants for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2015-16 grant recipients, including the Smith Prize for Political Theatre, the 2015 Annual Commission, two Playwright Residencies, five Producer Residencies, and two Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnership between eight of its members on two productions. In all, NNPN committed over $125,000 to fourteen Core Member Theaters and nine Affiliated Artists. (more...)

TCG Global Connections Recipients, New International Touring Program AnnouncedTCG Global Connections Recipients, New International Touring Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients for the latest round of Global Connections. (more...)

Nikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening TonightNikki M. James & More Lead LCT3's New Musical PRELUDES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Eisa Davis, Gabriel Ebert, Nikki M. James, Joseph Keckler, Chris Sarandon, and Or Matias, on piano, lead LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of PRELUDES, a new musical by Dave Malloy, inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin. PRELUDES, a world premiere and the first musical to be produced by LCT3 in the Claire Tow Theater, began performances on May 23 and opens tonight, June 15, running through Sunday, July 19 at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

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