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Lincoln Center Sets Local Summer 2015 Free Live ConcertsLincoln Center Sets Local Summer 2015 Free Live Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Lincoln Center Education continue the popular, free summer community concert series, Lincoln Center Local, with eight live events in libraries throughout Queens this August. The series continues Lincoln Center's commitment to bring exceptional arts and artists to new audiences and into the community. Lincoln Center also furthers its partnership with the Queens Library for the fourth-straight year, bringing events to four neighborhood library locations around the borough. This summer's free programs encompass a wide range of eclectic musical styles and traditions, some with a unique fusion of world cultures. Each presentation is an hour long and is offered twice on a given Saturday at a particular Queens Library branch. (more...)

The Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online NowThe Greene Space's AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Recordings, Featuring Phylicia Rashad & More, Online Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

In the fall of 2013, The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC & WQXR undertook a historic undertaking: to record -- for the first time -- all 10 plays from August Wilson's lauded American Century Cycle. Those audio recordings, along with exclusive video excerpts and photographs from the readings, are now being made available for online streaming on a time-limited basis here until August 26, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE Strikes a ChordBWW Reviews: YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE Strikes a Chord
by Leigh Byron - Apr 21, 2015

YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE began its three-week run April 17 at the Two River Theater in Red Bank by focusing on the important issue of race in America. Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson's script and direction produced a realistic and meaningful production that reinforced the concept that more than home is where the heart is - it's where you are as well - and asked many poignant questions whose answers appear at different points in the performance. (more...)

MoMA Announces New Exhibitions and Events in AprilMoMA Announces New Exhibitions and Events in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

In conjunction with the exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, Learning from/in Latin America will expand on the exhibition's curatorial framework and further explore key positions, debates, and architectural activity arising from Mexico to Cuba and the Southern Cone over three decades of development between 1955 and the early 1980s. (more...)

Brandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River TheaterBrandon J. Dirden & Merritt Janson to Lead World Premiere of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's YOUR BLUES AIN'T SWEET LIKE MINE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, written and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run April 11-May 3, 2015, with the opening night on April 17, 2015. Single tickets starting at $20 are now available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine is sponsored by lead sponsor WBGO Jazz 88.3FM and WBGO.org. (more...)

Lincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five BoroughsLincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Lincoln Center is expanding its Lincoln Center Local series, offering free screenings of world-class performances to library branches around New York City's five boroughs. The Lincoln Cente­­r Local: Free Screenings series, running from January to June 2015, is part of a pilot program run by Lincoln Center Education, and expands upon last year's Lincoln Center Local HD series. (more...)

'FIRESIDE SESSIONS WITH NANCY ATLAS' to Return to Bay Street This Winter'FIRESIDE SESSIONS WITH NANCY ATLAS' to Return to Bay Street This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Bay Street Theater and the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to rekindle the popular 'Fireside Sessions with Nancy Atlas and a special guest' this January and March. The concerts will feature a special guest for each show every Friday in both January and March. And back by popular demand, violinist extraordinaire, Randi Fishenfeld, will return with Nancy as her special guest for two shows on Friday and Saturday, January 23 & 24. All concerts start at 8 pm. Media sponsor is Dan's Papers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Gala Celebrates  Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-HudsonPhoto Coverage: Signature Gala Celebrates Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-Hudson
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 8, 2014

Signature Theatre just held its Annual Gala celebration last night, April 7, 2014 honoring 108th New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and actor/playwright/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the gala below! (more...)

Signature Theatre's Annual Gala to Honor Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-Hudson, 4/7Signature Theatre's Annual Gala to Honor Michael R. Bloomberg & Ruben Santiago-Hudson, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced that the Signature Theatre Annual Gala celebration will take place on Monday, April 7, 2014 and will honor 108th New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and actor/playwright/director Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

Blue Note Entertainment Group Celebrates 1st New York Brass and Heritage Festival, Now thru 1/12Blue Note Entertainment Group Celebrates 1st New York Brass and Heritage Festival, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced its first-annual NEW YORK BRASS AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, a celebration of New Orleans music and culture today, January 7-12, 2014. (more...)

Blue Note Entertainment Group to Celebrate 1st New York Brass and Heritage Festival, 1/7-12Blue Note Entertainment Group to Celebrate 1st New York Brass and Heritage Festival, 1/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Blue Note Entertainment Group has announced its first-annual NEW YORK BRASS AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, a celebration of New Orleans music and culture January 7-12, 2014. Artists including THE REBIRTH BRASS BAND, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND, KELLER WILLIAMS AND THE TRAVELIN' MCCOURYS and more will take to the stage at Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, The Highline Ballroom, Lucille's Bar & Grill, and Drom, bringing a mix of New Orleans jazz-fusion, blues and brass for six nights of unforgettable Southern comfort. (more...)

Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2013

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, the state-of-the-art venue of the nation's most listened-to news/talk and classical public radio stations, will make history this fall when it creates, for the first time, exclusive recordings of all 10 of August Wilson's American Century Cycle Plays. (more...)

Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!Cast and Creatives Set for August Wilson American Century Cycle Recordings - Leslie Uggams, Anthony Chisholm and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2013

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, the state-of-the-art venue of the nation's most listened-to news/talk and classical public radio stations, will make history this fall when it creates, for the first time, exclusive recordings of all 10 of August Wilson's American Century Cycle Plays. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Brandon Dirden & More Set for AUGUST WILSON AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Series at Green Space, 8/26-9/28Leslie Uggams, Brandon Dirden & More Set for AUGUST WILSON AMERICAN CENTURY CYCLE Series at Green Space, 8/26-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR, the state-of-the-art venue of the nation's most listened-to news/talk and classical public radio stations, will make history this fall when it creates, for the first time, exclusive recordings of all 10 of August Wilson's American Century Cycle Plays. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/16/2013Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/16/2013
by BWW - Jun 16, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/16/2013 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/09/2013Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/09/2013
by BWW - Jun 9, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/09/2013 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/02/2013Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/02/2013
by BWW - Jun 2, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/02/2013 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/26/2013Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 5/26/2013
by BWW - May 26, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/26/2013 for New Jersey (more...)

Two River Theater Company Adds One Week to TWO TRAINS RUNNINGTwo River Theater Company Adds One Week to TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, continues its 2012-2013 Season with August Wilson's Two Trains Running, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. A one-week extension has been added to the run prior to the start of performances, which will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, February 2 and continue through Sunday, March 3. The new press opening is Friday, February 15 at 8pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or www.trtc.org. This production is sponsored by a grant from the Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation. The lead production sponsor is Wells Fargo and the co-sponsors are Brookdale Community College and NJ Transit. (more...)

Signature Theatre's THE PIANO LESSON Extends Through TodaySignature Theatre's THE PIANO LESSON Extends Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

Signature Theatre has announced an additional three-week extension for THE PIANO LESSON by August Wilson and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

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