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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...)

SF Ballet Sets Seven-Performance Engagement at The John F. Kennedy Center for the PerformingSF Ballet Sets Seven-Performance Engagement at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

SF Ballet has announced that it will return to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. with the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella, October 26-30. SF Ballet will present seven performances of the acclaimed, full-length production; the Company last performed at the prestigious venue in November 2012. (more...)

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program to Present MARCH OF THE PUPPETS, 3/11-19HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program to Present MARCH OF THE PUPPETS, 3/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents March of the Puppets, taking place March 11 - 19.  March of the Puppets features three unique events: "Puppet Parlor 2016" (March 11 & 12), "The Joshua Show" (March 13) and "Steve of Tomorrow" (March 16 - 19).  Performances, detailed below, take place in the Dorothy B. Williams Theater at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue).             (more...)

HERE to Present CULTUREMART 2016 This MarchHERE to Present CULTUREMART 2016 This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The OBIE-winning HERE presents CULTUREMART 2016, taking place March 2 - 12. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Pink Martini, 3/15bergenPAC to Welcome Pink Martini, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

? Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents: A Spring Fling with Pink Martini - Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Nancy Pelosi, Marsha Williams, and More Celebrate CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTIONPhoto Flash: Nancy Pelosi, Marsha Williams, and More Celebrate CURRAN: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Curran recently celebrated Taylor Mac's A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1776 - 1836 as part of "Curran: Under Construction," the ground-breaking series of intimate and non-traditional programming curated by Carole Shorenstein Hays. Special guests including Nancy Pelosi, Marsha Williams, and more were in attendance, and we have photos below! (more...)

Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Center Festival, today announced the line-up for the Festival, which runs from July 13-31, 2016. Artists and ensembles from seven countries, many of them making their Lincoln Center Festival debuts, will gather for the festival, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, and which continues its mission of presenting the finest classical and contemporary arts from around the world.  An array of 49 dance, music, and theater performances will animate seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

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