Arts Council News

BOYS JUST FROCKIN' AROUND Drag Cabaret Coming to Pride Films and PlaysBOYS JUST FROCKIN' AROUND Drag Cabaret Coming to Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Pride Films and Plays presents Boys Just Frocking Around, A Gay Burlesque. Legendary Honey West will host the evening, accompanied by Robert Ollis on the piano. (more...)

Technology & Theatre Team for Unique Walking Tour THE TWELFTH PLAYER at Sixfields StadiumTechnology & Theatre Team for Unique Walking Tour THE TWELFTH PLAYER at Sixfields Stadium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

A unique collaboration between Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Royal & Derngate Northampton, and Northampton Town Football Club (The Cobblers) brings an interactive, audio-visual performance The Twelfth Player to Sixfields Stadium. This world premiere production runs from 22 June to 12 July, with special previews on 17, 19 and 23 May and press performances on Wednesday 24 May. (more...)

Guest Blog: When Theatre Married BollywoodGuest Blog: When Theatre Married Bollywood
by Guest Blogger: Sohaila Kapur - Apr 28, 2017

Theatre in India borrows heavily from folk stories and legends, which are given a contemporary twist. The messages contained in these classics are considered timeless and universal, just as Shakespear's works are regarded in the west. But there is another source from which our theatre borrows ...particularly theatre in North India, and that is Bollywood. It is common practice today to include original songs and dances from popular cinema or a slightly changed version to dodge the copyright act. Adding to this melee are the Indianised versions of Shakespear's plays, some of them commissioned by the Globe Theatre, Britain, that narrate the story through a Bollywood style song and dance routine. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces Nominees for 6th Annual Blumey Awards; Ceremony 5/21Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces Nominees for 6th Annual Blumey Awards; Ceremony 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the 72 nominees - six each in 12 categories - competing in the 6th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 21, in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Casting and Koffler Public Programs Announced for Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWSCasting and Koffler Public Programs Announced for Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Koffler Centre of the Arts today announced public programs and final casting for the Toronto premiere of Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews. Julia Vally joins the cast in the role of Melody for this “exhilaratingly abrasive” play exploring family, faith, and legacy as seen through the eyes of its Millennial protagonists (Daily Telegraph). Tickets for Bad Jews are available online at kofflerarts.org or by phone at 647-925-0643. (more...)

'Hands Together, Heart to Art' Camp Returns for 13th Summer at The Auditorium Theatre'Hands Together, Heart to Art' Camp Returns for 13th Summer at The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre's acclaimed summer camp Hands Together, Heart to Art (HTHTA) returns for two sessions in 2017, from July 10-21 (ages 7-10) and July 24-August 4 (ages 11-14). (more...)

Verity Standen's Roaming, Immersive Choral Experience REFRAIN Coming to St HelensVerity Standen's Roaming, Immersive Choral Experience REFRAIN Coming to St Helens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

This Spring, during the centenary of the First World War, composer Verity Standen creates a new immersive, choral experience at three sites of historic significance in the stories of conscientious objection. (more...)

44th Annual BACH WEEK FESTIVAL to Feature Artist Debuts and More44th Annual BACH WEEK FESTIVAL to Feature Artist Debuts and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Chicago area's 44th annual Bach Week Festival, opening April 28 in Evanston, Ill., will feature festival debuts of local and visiting artists of international stature in concerts devoted to the music of the festival's namesake, German Baroque composer J. S. Bach. (more...)

Bridewell Theatre Presents 'Opera in the City', May 29Bridewell Theatre Presents 'Opera in the City', May 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

This summer, the Bridewell Theatre in the heart of the City of London will become the home of new and innovative opera productions. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Presents Shanghai MemoriesFlushing Town Hall Presents Shanghai Memories
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Illustrating its mission to provide global arts for a global community, Flushing Town Hall will bring the world to Queens on Saturday, May 6, when presenting Shanghai Memories: Golden Songs from the 1930s and 1940s. (more...)

Broadway Stars Abound In Upcoming Season At The CabaretBroadway Stars Abound In Upcoming Season At The Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Cabaret's next season of engaging, intimate performances continues at Indiana Landmarks Center's Cook Theater.  The Cabaret's 2017 Summer/Fall season, which includes nine Broadway stars and the debut of local chanteuse, Gail Payne, kicks off on Friday, June 30. (more...)

New Show Headlines Camden People's Theatre's Hotbed Festival of SexNew Show Headlines Camden People's Theatre's Hotbed Festival of Sex
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

'I'm about to talk to you about sex, not the sex of cheap mass produced erotica, not the oh-god-oh-yes-oh-no performance sex of porn, not the sex that men want and women aren't sure if they want it or not because they've never known anything else, but real sex, with real bodies. And in this conversation, [almost] everyone is allowed to speak.' (more...)

Eight Shows Supported by Greenwich Theatre Confirmed for Brighton FringeEight Shows Supported by Greenwich Theatre Confirmed for Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Greenwich Theatre is set to have an unprecedented profile at this year's Brighton Fringe, with no less than eight productions heading for The Warren either co-produced or supported by the South London venue. (more...)

Tim Kubart and The Space Cadets to Bring Puppet Workshop, Family Show to Flushing Town HallTim Kubart and The Space Cadets to Bring Puppet Workshop, Family Show to Flushing Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Join us for an unforgettable puppet workshop and family show with Grammy Award-winning and Emmy nominated entertainer, Tim Kubart, and his band, The Space Cadets on May 20th at Flushing Town Hall. Tim's mission in work and in life is to spread kindness and joy, and to encourage others to do the same. (more...)

Korean Chamber Opera FROM MY MOTHER'S MOTHER Comes to Flushing for Mother's DayKorean Chamber Opera FROM MY MOTHER'S MOTHER Comes to Flushing for Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Flushing Town Hall celebrates Mother's Day one day early this spring when it presents the Korean chamber opera, From My Mother's Mother, on Saturday, May 13. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Slates Lineup for LEAPFEST XIVStage Left Theatre Slates Lineup for LEAPFEST XIV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Stage Left Theatre will present LeapFest XIV, Stage Left's annual new-play festival, running July 9 - July 26, 2017. LeapFest features several new plays with socio-political themes, presented as workshop productions in rotating repertory. This year's festival includes new works from Sam Chanse, Liam Fitzgerald, Dana Lynn Formby, Isaac Gomez, and Joe Zarrow. (more...)

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Replaces THE WONDER YEARS at Riverside TheatreHANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Replaces THE WONDER YEARS at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, announces a change to its 2017-2018 Season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway replaces The Wonder Years as the opening show. (more...)

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES Audience Engagement Events AnnouncedNOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES Audience Engagement Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The current state of criminal justice and incarceration in Illinois will be discussed following two performances of Not About Nightingales - the play Tennessee Williams wrote in response to a real-life 1938 atrocity in which four inmates of a Philadelphia prison were literally roasted to death. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCHMile Square Theatre Presents Annual 7TH INNING STRETCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents its annual 10-minute play festival, 7th Inning Stretch: 7 10-minute plays about baseball . (more...)

THE GUN SHOW on Tour to USA and EdinburghTHE GUN SHOW on Tour to USA and Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Following a sold out run last fall in Portland with CoHo Season 21, this hit co-production of The Gun Show by E.M. Lewis starring Vin Shambry will travel to the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 3 weeks this summer. (more...)

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