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The Met Presents MAX BECKMANN IN NEW YORKThe Met Presents MAX BECKMANN IN NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Opening October 19, 2016, the exhibition Max Beckmann in New York at The Metropolitan Museum of Art will put a spotlight on the artist's special connection with New York City. It will feature 14 paintings that Beckmann created while living in New York from 1949 to 1950, as well as 25 works, dating from 1920 to 1948, from New York collections. The exhibition assembles several groups of iconic works, including self-portraits; mythical, expressionist interiors; robust, colorful portraits of women and performers; landscapes; and triptychs.  (more...)

JACK Presents: Gender/Power Composition IVJACK Presents: Gender/Power Composition IV
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Gender/Power Composition IV is an in-process collaborative project led by video artist Maya Ciarrocchi and performance artist Kris Grey in which performers and co-creators Keke Brown, Shawn Escarciga, Ray Ferreira, Massima Lei, Elena Rose Light, Marissa Pereland Pamela Sneed share personal feminist, trans and queer narratives within a framework that blurs authorship. (more...)

TCG Names 2016 Round 4 Recipients of Leadership U[niversity] ProgramTCG Names 2016 Round 4 Recipients of Leadership U[niversity] Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces the 2016 Round 4 recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]-One-on-One program. (more...)

Franz Xaver Kroetz's Presents Poignant Cultural Critique, REQUEST CONCERTFranz Xaver Kroetz's Presents Poignant Cultural Critique, REQUEST CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Director Yana Ross makes her BAM debut with Franz XaverKroetz's poignant cultural critique, Request Concert. The play consists only of stage directions, nodialogue. The sole character is a 50-year-old middle class woman who lives alone in an overly tidyapartment. She comes home from work, prepares dinner, does the laundry, watches TV, and listensto a radio program. Surrounded by Ikea furniture and brand-name appliances, acclaimed Polishactress Danuta Stenka infuses these actions with an increasing sense of loneliness and futility.Request Concert explores the devastating circumstances of life in a world that values objects overpeople. Staged in the round, the audience is invited to walk around the set and observe the production from all angles. (more...)

Theater Mitu's JUAREZ Explores Stories of the US/Mexico Border at The LATCTheater Mitu's JUAREZ Explores Stories of the US/Mexico Border at The LATC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Internationally renowned, New York City-based experimental theater company Theater Mitu explores the history, contradictions and mythology of the ever-complicated landscape of the US/Mexico border in a uniquely theatrical multi-media event. Led by Juarez born-and-raised artistic director Ruben Polendo, the company brings Juarez: A Documentary Mythology to The Los Angeles Theatre Center as part of the Latino Theater Company's 30th anniversary season. The limited 3-week engagement takes place Oct. 27 through Nov. 13. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Launches 2016-17 Season Featuring Three New OperasAmerican Lyric Theater Launches 2016-17 Season Featuring Three New Operas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) - founded by Lawrence Edelson in 2005 to build a new body of operatic repertoire by nurturing composers and librettists and providing an incubator for their collaborations - announces its 2016-2017 Season. The season begins with the InsightALT series, providing an insider's look at how new operas are made, featuring concert readings of operas in development at ALT, including The Halloween Tree, The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant. The season concludes with the return of the critically acclaimed ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert, celebrating the success of prominent alumni of American Lyric Theater's innovative Composer Librettist Development Program. Tickets are available at www.altnyc.org. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces $5 Lottery for A LIFE with David Hyde PiercePlaywrights Horizons Announces $5 Lottery for A LIFE with David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, September 19, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire, The Drunken City at Playwrights; The Receptionist; The Thugs; Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

New York Live Arts to Present SUPERUNKNOWN Cultural PanelNew York Live Arts to Present SUPERUNKNOWN Cultural Panel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

New York Live Arts presents SUPERUNKNOWN, an Open Spectrum forum featuring four esteemed arts leaders who have made lasting differences to New York's cultural identity and who know firsthand the necessity and risk of creating change. (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange Announces its 2016/17 Performance SeasonBrooklyn Arts Exchange Announces its 2016/17 Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange's presenting season is an integral part of their core work - developing emerging and mid-career artists. Our dedication to presenting new work, work-in-progress, and work in a critical phase of development and experimentation reflects our mission to support artists rather than outcomes. This commitment is further reflected in our guest curated series that includes evenings curated by current and former Artists In Residence, as well as guests from the community. (more...)

Director Benjamin Cadwallader Selected For League of American Orchestras Emerging Leaders ProgramDirector Benjamin Cadwallader Selected For League of American Orchestras Emerging Leaders Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

 Benjamin Cadwallader is one of only nine participants in the League of American Orchestras' Emerging Leaders Program. Viewed by the field as one of the best sources of identifying talented administrators with great leadership potential, the program is the flagship of the League's leadership development offerings. The program, along with its previous iteration, the Orchestra Management Fellowship Program, has advanced the development of more than 180 alumni, from 25 current executive directors of orchestras to countless senior executives.  (more...)

Two World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 SeasonTwo World Premieres and More Set for Ma-Yi Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

A world-premiere play, Among the Dead by Hansol Jung; a world-premiere musical by Michi Barall, Paul Lieber, and Matt Park, PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band; and the special presentation of the hit play The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! by Lloyd Suh in Manila comprise the season to be produced by Ma-Yi Theater Company during their 2016-2017 season, it is announced by the company's Producing Artistic Director Ralph B. Peña and Executive Director Jorge Z. Ortoll.  (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra, 10/28Carnegie Hall Presents George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents Music Director George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) on Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m., in the first of two concerts in Zankel Hall this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary. The concert, a Halloween-themed program titled Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music, includes two world premieres: Paul Moravec's "The Overlook Hotel Suite" from The Shining, featuring music from his new opera based on the classic Stephen King horror novel, and Judith Shatin's Black Moon for Orchestra and Conductor-Controlled Electronics, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project. The program also features electrifying music from Bernard Herrmann's Psycho Suite-from Alfred Hitchcock's legendary film-and David Del Tredici's Dracula. Guest artists include soprano and narrator Nancy Lundy and electronic engineer Maxwell Tfirn. (more...)

League of American Orchestras Announces Emerging Leaders Program ParticipantsLeague of American Orchestras Announces Emerging Leaders Program Participants
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Nine orchestra administrators will participate in the League of American Orchestras' Emerging Leaders Program. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Announces Michael Barakiva as its New Artistic DirectorHangar Theatre Announces Michael Barakiva as its New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

After a nationwide search, the Hangar Theatre announces the appointment of Michael Barakiva as Artistic Director. His tenure will begin immediately as he transitions from Interim to full-time Artistic Director. Michael will be the Hangar's first full-time, in residence Artistic Director. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of THE LAST TIGER IN HAITIBerkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of THE LAST TIGER IN HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of The Last Tiger in Haiti by playwright Jeff Augustin and directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse, where the play had its world premiere in June, The Last Tiger in Haiti begins previews Friday, October 14 and the show runs through Sunday, November 27. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, October 21. (more...)

Applications Now Open for 2017-2019 Huntington Playwriting Fellows CohortApplications Now Open for 2017-2019 Huntington Playwriting Fellows Cohort
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Huntington is now accepting applications for the 2017-2019 Huntington Playwriting Fellows Cohort. To be eligible, writers must live at least nine months of the year in the Greater Boston area. Applications can be submitted online and all accompanying materials must be submitted via email to submissions@huntingtontheatre.org no later than 11:59PM on Thursday, October 27, 2016. Early submissions are encouraged, and submissions are read roughly in the order they are received.  (more...)

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents The WORLD PREMIERE of Marc Bamuthi Joseph's /peh-LO-tah/Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Presents The WORLD PREMIERE of Marc Bamuthi Joseph's /peh-LO-tah/
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

In a world premiere, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)presents /peh-LO-tah/, a high-powered multimedia theatrical experience featuring live music, dance, and spoken-word poetry, which examines the complexities of soccer as a conduit for global joy and corruption.  (more...)

CAC's 40th Anniversary Season to Kick Off with zoe | juniper's CLEAR & SWEETCAC's 40th Anniversary Season to Kick Off with zoe | juniper's CLEAR & SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) has announced three upcoming performances of the world premiere of zoe | juniper's Clear & Sweet, September 22-24, 2016 at 7:30pm in the CAC Warehouse. (more...)

Bailey Hall at Broward College to Welcome Nai-Ni Chen Dance CompanyBailey Hall at Broward College to Welcome Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Song of the Phoenix at Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, Florida, on September 24, 2016 at 7:30pm, with a master class and special performance for students on campus on Friday, September 23, 2016. (more...)

THE VENICE GHETTO & BEYOND Exhibition on View This Fall/Winter at Center for Jewish HistoryTHE VENICE GHETTO & BEYOND Exhibition on View This Fall/Winter at Center for Jewish History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

?The Center for Jewish History will mark the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venice ghetto in 1516 with a new exhibition that reveals the complex history of Jewish life in the Mediterranean world following the confinement of Venetian Jews to a walled-off section of their city. (more...)

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