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BWW Reviews: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Kingsbury Hall is MagicalBWW Reviews: DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Kingsbury Hall is Magical
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 2, 2015

The national tour of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which played at Kingsbury Hall this past weekend, is a spirited, magical production of the beloved musical. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera presents the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 27 - 29, 2015. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets range from $30 to $175 and are available at metmuseum.org/tickets. (more...)

BWW Interviews: PROTOTYPE Festival Producers Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth MorrisonBWW Interviews: PROTOTYPE Festival Producers Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison
by Stephen Raskauskas - Dec 22, 2014

This holiday season, Kristin Marting, Kim Whitener, and Beth Morrison are making their lists and checking them twice. In mid-January, they'll be producing seven separate shows over ten days as part of PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now, a festival of opera-theatre and music-theatre. While PROTOTYPE is only in its third year, it has already established itself as the crucible for contemporary opera and theater in New York City. BWW sat down with the three co-producers at HERE, PROTOTYPE'S epicenter, to chat about each of the upcoming festival's unique offerings. (more...)

HERE Presents SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, Now thru 12/13HERE Presents SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, Now thru 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

As part of its current 2014-2015 producing season, HERE presents Send for the Million Men, a HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production by Joseph Silovsky. Send for the Million Men plays today, December 3-13 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Japan Society Presents Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film TonightJapan Society Presents Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Acclaimed traditional gidayu-bushi (specific to bunraku puppet theater) shamisen player and avant-garde musician Yumiko Tanaka provides a thrilling soundscape to the silent film Crossroads (Jujiro, 1928) tonight, November 15th in the second show of Japan Society's 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett & More Set for Tanglewood's 2015 SeasonAudra McDonald, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett & More Set for Tanglewood's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The 2015 Tanglewood season, June 20-Labor Day Weekend, boasts an abundance of musical riches with concerts by the incomparable Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras, the Tanglewood Music Center, and internationally acclaimed guest artists from the worlds of classical, jazz, the American Songbook, Broadway, pop rock, dance, and film, as well as performances spotlighting special anniversaries, thematic programming, and theatrical presentations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jules Fisher, Lynn Nottage, Phylicia Rashad and More at TCG's 2014 GalaPhoto Flash: Jules Fisher, Lynn Nottage, Phylicia Rashad and More at TCG's 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Yesterday, November 10, 2014, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) celebrated its annual gala. This year the organization honored Jules Fisher, Lynn Nottage, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. The performances included previews of two productions from TCG Member Theatres: A Walk on the Moon (New York Stage and Film) and Immediate Family (About Face Theatre, Center Theatre Group, and the Goodman Theatre). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

HERE to Present SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, 12/3-13HERE to Present SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, 12/3-13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

As part of its current 2014-2015 producing season, HERE presents Send for the Million Men, a HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production by Joseph Silovsky. Send for the Million Men plays December 3-13 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Japan Society to Present Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film, 11/15Japan Society to Present Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Acclaimed traditional gidayu-bushi (specific to bunraku puppet theater) shamisen player and avant-garde musician Yumiko Tanaka provides a thrilling soundscape to the silent film Crossroads (Jujiro, 1928) on November 15th in the second show of Japan Society's 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. (more...)

Basil Twist's THE RITE OF SPRING Premieres Tonight at Lincoln CenterBasil Twist's THE RITE OF SPRING Premieres Tonight at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The director/designer and master puppeteer Basil Twist, whose numerous works for the stage - including SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, PETRUSHKA, DOGUGAESHI and ARIAS WITH A TWIST -- have consistently re-defined our understanding of traditional puppetry, will celebrate the New York debut of his biggest, most ambitious creation to date when Lincoln Center presents THE RITE OF SPRING during its fifth season of WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL for five performances only tonight, October 15-18 at the Rose Theatre in Frederick Rose Hall, located in the Time-Warner Center (10 Columbus Circle) at Broadway and 60th Street. (more...)

Kuperman Brothers Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running Now thru 10/18 at HEREKuperman Brothers Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running Now thru 10/18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Presents Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge, Now thru 10/18Gotham Chamber Opera Presents Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge, Now thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents a double bill of Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge, both by Bohuslav Martinu, from today, October 14 - 18, 2014 at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street. (more...)

Lincoln Center Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival TonightLincoln Center Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera to Present Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge, 10/14-18Gotham Chamber Opera to Present Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge, 10/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, presents a double bill of Alexandre bis & Comedy on the Bridge, both by Bohuslav Martinu, from October 14 - 18, 2014 at Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street. (more...)

Village Halloween Ball at Theater for the New City Set for Halloween NightVillage Halloween Ball at Theater for the New City Set for Halloween Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing will bewitch the East Village in Theater for the New City's 38th annual Village Halloween Costume Ball on Friday, October 31 at TNC, 155 First Avenue. This unique festival continues as a grand coming-together for everyday New Yorkers and artists alike. A carefree fall tradition, it celebrates the creativity that comes with the season. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Rachel de Benedet and David Engel, Creeps Into Ogunquit Playhouse, Now thru 10/26THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Rachel de Benedet and David Engel, Creeps Into Ogunquit Playhouse, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

'They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky!' The Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family is on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse today, October 1 through 26. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Rachel de Benedet and David Engel, Creeps Into Ogunquit Playhouse, 10/1-26THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Starring Rachel de Benedet and David Engel, Creeps Into Ogunquit Playhouse, 10/1-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

"They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're altogether ooky!" The Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family is on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse October 1 through 26. Broadway's Rachel de Benedet and David Engel star in this musical comedy that brings the beloved and bizarre first family of comedy to life, complete with show-stopping musical numbers, the Broadway set and costumes by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch and puppets by the "inestimable" Basil Twist. (more...)

2015 London International Mime Festival to be Held in January2015 London International Mime Festival to be Held in January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The London International Mime Festival (LIMF), the longest-established annual theatre season of its kind, returns in 2015 with innovative visual theatre from around the world - this year's artists come from America, Belgium, France, Japan and New Zealand, joining some of Britain's fast emerging talents and established names. (more...)

Joey Arias to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/10Joey Arias to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Following a sold-out engagement last October, Joey Arias returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only with an intimate show for piano and voice featuring his music director and pianist Matt Ray on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. Ray has served as music director for Arias' sold out residencies at Joe's Pub and resumes this role on Arias' forthcoming Billie Holiday Centennial Concerts in the Spring of 2015. The piano and voice format allows for a high degree of improvisation, allowing these peerless musicians an opportunity to explore the depths of their musical communion. The repertoire includes original songs, unexpected covers and, of course, Arias' signature 'channeling' of Billie Holiday. Tickets for Joey Arias range in price from $25-$40 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Kuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HEREKuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

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