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'PHANTASMAGORIA' to Premiere at La MaMa This Fall'PHANTASMAGORIA' to Premiere at La MaMa This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

La MaMa presents the world premiere of Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand, written by Chana Porter and puppetry by Benjamin Stuber. (more...)

Previews Begin Tonight for OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, Starring Nick Kroll and John MulaneyPreviews Begin Tonight for OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, Starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

At long last, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's wildly popular alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, will make their debuts on The Great White Way!  Performances begin tonight, Friday, September 23, for their acclaimed masterpiece, OH, HELLO on BROADWAY, directed by Alex Timbers, at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among Recipients of 2016 MacArthur Genius GrantPlaywright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among Recipients of 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

31-year-old playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is among the 23 artists and scientists named as this year's recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship, the $625,000 grant better known as the 'Genius Grant.' (more...)

Cloud City Presents IN A SEA OF FACESCloud City Presents IN A SEA OF FACES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

IN A SEA OF FACES: A New Folk Opera by Jahn Sood will be presented at Cloud City, an alternative arts space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 85 N. 1st St, running September 15-22, 2016. The piece is made up of folk songs and movement and is a celebration of oral tradition, family and life near the ocean. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS to Launch HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a TurntableSHIP OF FOOLS to Launch HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a Turntable
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

HERE launches its 2016-2017 producing season with Ship of Fools, conceived by Jessica Scott, and devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble. This HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production plays 15 performances, October 12 - 22 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next WeekGet Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that tickets for the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, will go on sale exclusively for MasterCard Cardholders beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10am EST through Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)

Award-Winning Loading Dock Theatre Presents THE DUDLEYSAward-Winning Loading Dock Theatre Presents THE DUDLEYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Brooklyn based award-winning Loading Dock Theatre presents THE DUDLEYS! A FAMILY GAME by Leegrid Stevens. Directed by Jacob Titus, the NYC premiere this fall at HERE features original chiptune music, projection design by Reid Farrington, and life size 8-bit video animation. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet To Livestream THE NUTCRACKER, 9/8Joffrey Ballet To Livestream THE NUTCRACKER, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet will offer the public a rare glimpse into the rehearsal studio when it streams a live, first look of the highly anticipated world premiere production of The Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony AwardŽ for Best Choreography for the Broadway hit, An American in Paris. Seeing the master at work and watching the impeccably trained dancers of The Joffrey Ballet is a one-day-only opportunity,Thursday, September 8, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (CT) and is accessible via the Joffrey's online YouTube channel. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet to Stream from Rehearsal of Christopher Wheeldon's THE NUTCRACKER PremiereThe Joffrey Ballet to Stream from Rehearsal of Christopher Wheeldon's THE NUTCRACKER Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet will offer the public a rare glimpse into the rehearsal studio when it streams a live, first look of the highly anticipated world premiere production of The Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Choreography for the Broadway hit, An American in Paris. Seeing the master at work and watching the impeccably trained dancers of The Joffrey Ballet is a one-day-only opportunity, Thursday, September 8, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (CT) and is accessible via the Joffrey's online YouTube channel. (more...)

VIDEO: Wonka is Coming! Watch Two New Teasers for Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYVIDEO: Wonka is Coming! Watch Two New Teasers for Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The factory is almost open! As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, just announced the show will begin performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). Check out two new teasers for the show below! (more...)

The Gates Are Almost Open! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Starring Christian Borle, Sets Spring Broadway BowThe Gates Are Almost Open! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Starring Christian Borle, Sets Spring Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The factory is almost open! Producers for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, just announced the show will begin performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALEPhoto Flash: The National Ballet of Canada Presents THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Deemed 'a triumph' (Telegraph, U.K.) at its premiere by The Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in April 2014 and 'a major artistic achievement' (Toronto Star) when it was presented by The National Ballet of Canada this past November, THE WINTER'S TALE is the work of one of today's most acclaimed and in-demand choreographers, Christopher Wheeldon.  (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 5-15, 2017, with its fifth annual explosion of provocative and pioneering opera- and music-theatre, curated by co-founding producers, Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE). (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 SeasonSHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

BWW Review: JOEY ARIAS (with Ben Allison) Brings His LITTLE BLACK BOOK and Downtown Sensibilities To PangeaBWW Review: JOEY ARIAS (with Ben Allison) Brings His LITTLE BLACK BOOK and Downtown Sensibilities To Pangea
by Alix Cohen - Jun 1, 2016

Joey Arias, vocalist/songwriter/actor/performance artist/host, has been on the scene here since the 1980s. Visually and vocally distinctive, Arias's signature black bangs and ponytail have been on stages such as Club 57, Astor Theater, HERE, and Abrons Art Center--not to mention playing Mistress of Seduction at Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity in Las Vegas.  To say the physically diminutive Arias is larger than life is a comment on her fully inhabited, unique presence and talent. On May 30 (the third of seven show run through late July), she's aided and abetted in Little Black Book (no idea what the title means) by Musical Director (and superb bass player) Ben Allison and guitarist Brandon Seabrook. (more...)

HERE's 'Alchemy' Gala to Honor Basil Twist and More This MayHERE's 'Alchemy' Gala to Honor Basil Twist and More This May
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 23, HERE honors renowned puppet artist Basil Twist and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation & the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, accepted by Foundation President Jay Beckner, at HERE's annual gala. (more...)

Breaking News: Christian Borle's Got the Golden Ticket! The Two-Time Tony Winner Will Lead CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on BroadwayBreaking News: Christian Borle's Got the Golden Ticket! The Two-Time Tony Winner Will Lead CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten, Peter and the Starcatcher) will originate the role of Willy Wonka in the Broadway premiere of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY which begins performances in March 2017, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

THE (FABLED) LIFE AND (IMAGINARY) DEATH OF ERIC F. AVERY Gets Site-Specific Show in BrooklynTHE (FABLED) LIFE AND (IMAGINARY) DEATH OF ERIC F. AVERY Gets Site-Specific Show in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The (Fabled) Life and (Imaginary) Death of Eric F. Avery is an interactive performance that projects an entire audience into the future. (more...)

Immersive Multimedia Work IDIOT to Play HERE This SpringImmersive Multimedia Work IDIOT to Play HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE presents the Artistic Director production, IDIOT, conceived by writer Robert Lyons (Text) and HERE Artistic Director Kristin Marting (Director, Choreographer), adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot. (more...)

HERE to Present SCIENCE FAIR, 4/13-24HERE to Present SCIENCE FAIR, 4/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE proudly presents Science Fair, a HERE Resident Artist production conceived and performed by Hai-Ting Chinn. This new opera-theater work, a live science show with lessons & lectures in song, Science Fair features Music Direction by Erika Switzer (piano), and Music by Matthew Schickele, Renee Favand-See, Stefan Weisman and Conrad Cummings. Lisa Rothe directs. This world premiere will have 8 performances only, April 13 - 24, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). Developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), Science Fair marks the culmination of a residency for Hai-Ting Chinn with HARP. (more...)

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