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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...)

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, 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...)

TCG Sets Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships 9th Round RecipientsTCG Sets Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships 9th Round Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, have announced the ninth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients. The program is designed to support actors' professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to live theatre. Funded by the Fox Foundation and administered by TCG, the fellowship is one of only a few programs of its kind for actors in the country. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Kooky ADDAMS FAMILY At The GatewayBWW Reviews: The Kooky ADDAMS FAMILY At The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 7, 2014

You don't go to see the musical The Addams Family to be moved or inspired; you go for laughs and fun. This iconic brand has been around for quite some time and you will walk out of the theatre thoroughly entertained having seen this show. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series UpdatesLincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 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's 2014-15 Season to Feature COMEDY ON THE BRIDGE & PUSS IN BOOTSGotham Chamber Opera's 2014-15 Season to Feature COMEDY ON THE BRIDGE & PUSS IN BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera announces the 2014/2015 season, which begins with Alexandre bis/Comedy on the Bridge, both by Bohuslav Martinu, from October 14 - 18, 2014, followed by the revival of Gotham's 2010 production El gato con botas (Puss in Boots) in December at El Museo del Barrio. (more...)

Basil Twist's THE RITE OF SPRING to Premiere 10/15 at Lincoln CenterBasil Twist's THE RITE OF SPRING to Premiere 10/15 at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 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 Wednesday, 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...)

TRADE PRACTICES, SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, PROTOTYPE and More Highlight HERE's 2014-15 SeasonTRADE PRACTICES, SEND FOR THE MILLION MEN, PROTOTYPE and More Highlight HERE's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/ Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

HERE Sets 2014-15 Season: TRADE PRACTICES, BLOOWST WINDKU & MoreHERE Sets 2014-15 Season: TRADE PRACTICES, BLOOWST WINDKU & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

HERE announces its 2014-2015 producing season, commencing Labor Day Weekend with the premiere of the Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris; and followed by the HERE Resident Artist productions Send for the Million Men by Joseph Silvosky and Bloowst windku by Rebecca Davis. HERE's upcoming season also includes the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/ Now festival and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, which gives audiences a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in HERE's 2014-2015 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years through HARP, and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. (more...)

THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Jan 7-17THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Jan 7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE have announced programming for the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 7-17, 2015, in New York City. (more...)

THE PIGEONING Returns to HERE TonightTHE PIGEONING Returns to HERE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

HERE has announced the return of its recent hit The Pigeoning, by Robin Frohardt, in an encore engagement July 9 - August 16. The Pigeoning lands in New York in Summer 2014 following a wildly successful run December 3-22, 2013, as part of HERE's 2013-2014 producing season. Be there as The Pigeoning, an imaginative puppet theater work aimed at adult audiences, touches down in the Dorothy B. Williams Theatre at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue), where the show celebrates an Official Opening on Saturday, July 12 at 7:00pm. (more...)

HERE Hosts Interstellar Gala, Honoring Anita Contini and CJ Follini, TonightHERE Hosts Interstellar Gala, Honoring Anita Contini and CJ Follini, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

HERE's Interstellar Gala, honoring Anita Contini and CJ Follini, takes place tonight, Monday, June 16. Proceeds support HERE, the award-winning producer and presenter of contemporary hybrid work for more than 20 years, renowned for the HERE Artist Residency Program, the Dream Music Puppetry Program, and the PROTOTYPE festival. The evening kicks off with a Cosmic Feast at City Winery (155 Varick Street) featuring VIP Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Performances, Live & Silent Auctions, followed by The Big Bang party at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue), featuring Cocktails, Hors d'Oeuvres, Silent Auction, Performances, Dancing. The event features Emcee/Performer Taylor Mac and performances by Hai-Ting Chinn, Eisa Davis, John Kelly, Laura Peterson Choreography, Basil Twist and others. (more...)

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