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Jaygee Macapugay Takes on Role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE TonightJaygee Macapugay Takes on Role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Jaygee Macapugay, who appeared in the cast of the off-Broadway hit musical Here Lies Love, will assume the title role of 'Imelda Marcos' with her first official performance tonight, October 20th. (more...)

Breaking News: HERE LIES LOVE to Dance Its Last NYC Disco in JanuaryBreaking News: HERE LIES LOVE to Dance Its Last NYC Disco in January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

After a sold-out engagement at The Public Theater in 2013 and the current commercial off-Broadway run at The Public Theater producers Joey Parnes and Emursive have announced that the David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, directed by Alex Timbers, will play its final performance in New York on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. The initial Public Theater production began performances on April 2, 2013 and ended its run (after four extensions) on July 28, 2013. The current production reopened at The Public Theater on April 14, 2014 with an official opening on May 1, 2014 (more...)

Review Roundup: HERE LIES LOVE Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: HERE LIES LOVE Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Oct 13, 2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love opens the new Dorfman Theatre. Here Lies Love plays now through 8 January, with an official press night held tonight, October 13, 2014. Featuring additional music by Tom Gandeyand J Pardo, the show is directed by Alex Timbers. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE, Starring Natalie Mendoza, Opens Tonight in LondonHERE LIES LOVE, Starring Natalie Mendoza, Opens Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The award-winning New York production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love opens the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project. Here Lies Love plays now through 8 January, with an official press night held tonight 13 October 2014. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 SeasonThe Joyce Theater Announces Spring/Summer 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

The Joyce Theater (Linda Shelton, Executive Director), the nation's most prestigious theater devoted to modern dance, announced today the organization's programming for its 2015 Spring/Summer season, featuring a wide array of extraordinary companies, including return engagements of fan favorites and introductions to new companies making their Joyce debuts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Natalie Mendoza, Mark Bautista and More in London's HERE LIES LOVEPhoto Flash: First Look at Natalie Mendoza, Mark Bautista and More in London's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The award-winning New York production ofDavid Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical Here Lies Love will open the new Dorfman Theatre (formerly the Cottesloe), following its complete refurbishment as part of the NT Future project.Here Lies Love plays from tonight 30 September to 8 January, with a press night on 13 October. (more...)

Ruthie Ann Miles Will Depart HERE LIES LOVE this Month; New 'Imelda Marcos' AnnouncedRuthie Ann Miles Will Depart HERE LIES LOVE this Month; New 'Imelda Marcos' Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Jaygee Macapugay, currently featured in the cast of the off-Broadway hit musical Here Lies Love, will assume the title role of Imelda Marcos with her first official performance on Monday October 20th. Ruthie Ann Miles who originated the role will play her final performance on Saturday October 18th. Tobias Wong has also joined the cast and is now playing the role of the D.J. (more...)

Lisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also AnnouncedLisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

NEW YORK, September 30, 2014 - The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today the host of the anniversary ceremony that is to be held at the legendary Apollo Theater. Broadway playwright, actress and 1993 Bessie awardee Lisa Kron will host the 30th Annual Bessie Awards. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, the awards will take place October 20, 7:30 p.m. Nominees will arrive starting 6:00 p.m. for Red Carpet press interviews and photo opportunities. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Coming to Sydney, Australia in May 2015!HERE LIES LOVE Coming to Sydney, Australia in May 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

New York's smash hit musical Here Lies Love, which continues its open-end engagement at the Public Theater and is traveling across the pond this month with a London production opening at the Dorfman Theatre, is now set to go Down Under with an Australian production set to premiere in May 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at String Quartet ETHEL at Denison UniversityPhoto Flash: First Look at String Quartet ETHEL at Denison University
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University announces the launch of its first Ensemble-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Vail Series. The Ensemble-in-Residence program will engage the entire campus and the greater community in an exploration of music and other academic disciplines. The program will host the renowned string quartet ETHEL for the 2014-2015 academic year. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of HERE LIES LOVE at the Public Theater!STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of HERE LIES LOVE at the Public Theater!
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2014

Here Lies Love, the smash hit off-Broadway musical at The Public Theater, played a critically raved-about, sold-out run last year at the same space, which was extended by popular demand four times. Under the direction of Alex Timbers, Here Lies Love was conceived by David Byrne, and features lyrics by Byrne, music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. In the behind the scenes video below, NBC4's Gus Rosendale goes backstage at the hit musical to chat with some of the stars and get a sneak peek! (more...)

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2014 Full ScheduleMartin E. Segal Theatre Center Announces PRELUDE 2014 Full Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at The Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to announce the full lineup of its eleventh annual PRELUDE Festival. Dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre and performance, PRELUDE 2014 features an array of artists working in theatrical and interdisciplinary performance. (more...)

The Public's HERE LIES LOVE Sets New Rush PolicyThe Public's HERE LIES LOVE Sets New Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Here Lies Love, the smash hit off-Broadway musical at The Public Theater has announced that rush tickets are available for all performances. A limited number of $40 day-of-performance rush tickets will be available at The Public's Box Office (425 Lafayette Street, NYC) one hour before every performance. The Fall performance schedule is as follows: Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm, Fridays at 7 pm and 10:30 (the Late Night Disco!) and Saturdays at 5 pm and 9:30 pm. Tickets subject to availability, and the offer is good for two tickets per person, cash or credit cards. For more info and tickets to Here Lies Love, please visit http://www.herelieslove.com/. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Sets New Fall ScheduleHERE LIES LOVE Sets New Fall Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's' smash hit musical, Here Lies Love, directed by Alex Timbers begins Friday late night performances on Friday, September 12 at 10:30 p.m. at the Public Theater's LuEsther Hall (425 Lafayette Street, NYC). In addition to the late night performances, there will also be 7:00 p.m. performances on Fridays. This replaces the current Summer Friday schedule of 5:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. performances which play until Friday, September 5. (more...)

The Public Theatre Presents Free Production of A WINTER'S TALE and More in SeptemberThe Public Theatre Presents Free Production of A WINTER'S TALE and More in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Featuring Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community partner organizations, and special guests, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will explode with authentic performances that come together to tell Shakespeare's beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal for just three nights at the Delacorte in Central Park. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HERE LIES LOVE Holds Filipino NightSTAGE TUBE: HERE LIES LOVE Holds Filipino Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 30, 2014

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's immersive musical HERE LIES LOVE, which has returned to The Public Theatre (425 Lafayette St.), after enjoying four extended runs last year, recently staged a special performance for predominantly Filipino audiences--another special performance is set October, in celebration of Filipino American History Month. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Announces 'Shape&Design' SeasonMartha Graham Dance Company Announces 'Shape&Design' Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Martha Graham Dance Company's Shape&Design theme explores Graham's defining influence as an American modernist with programs that feature the sculptural and architectural aspects of choreography by Graham and others. The Company's two-week season at The Joyce Theater in New York City, February 10–22, 2015, will offer Graham classics, new commissions, and premieres by guest choreographers in three varied programs. The Company's expansive 2014-15 season also includes a twenty-city U.S. tour, and several projects related to Shape&Design, including partnerships with the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology and the international art gallery Hauser & Wirth. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: UK & NYC Casts of HERE LIES LOVE Take ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeSTAGE TUBE: UK & NYC Casts of HERE LIES LOVE Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The UK and New York casts of Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at the Public Theatre, challenged each other to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The London cast, currently in rehearsal, welcomed Mr. Byrne in their video. Check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Visits The Public's HERE LIES LOVEPhoto Flash: Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Visits The Public's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at the Public Theatre played host to a very special guest over the weekend. Travelling from Washington, DC, Jose L. Cuisia, Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. and his wife, Maria Victoria caught the hit show about the life and times of Imelda Marcos and raved about it to the cast backstage after the performance. (more...)

World Premiere of Richard Schechner's IMAGINING O Set for 9/10-13 at Peak PerformancesWorld Premiere of Richard Schechner's IMAGINING O Set for 9/10-13 at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Watch out! Richard Schechner returns, armed with another series of shocks and surprises: the world premiere of "Imagining O" at Peak Performances, September 10-13. Transforming the notoriously erotic French novel "Story of O" into a multi-site, immersive production, the 80 year-old director's most recent work promises to reaffirm Peak's commitment to the ultra and outre challenge, and the director's reputation for creating uncomfortable joy in his audiences. The show opens the Kasser Theater's 10th anniversary season. (more...)

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