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When It Rains It Pours! Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Musical to Premiere at Berkeley RepWhen It Rains It Pours! Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Musical to Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that award-winning film director Mira Nair will bring her exuberant and sumptuous MONSOON WEDDING to the stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical based on the 2001 Bollywood hit. (more...)

EMPATHY SCHOOL/LOVE STORY Opens Next Week at Abrons Arts CenterEMPATHY SCHOOL/LOVE STORY Opens Next Week at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Abrons Arts Center presents the New York City premieres of Empathy School / Love Story, a program of two monologues, with video and original music, written and directed by Aaron Landsman. (more...)

ARCANE Collective's Two-Part RETURN TO ABSENCE and EBB to Return to New York Live ArtsARCANE Collective's Two-Part RETURN TO ABSENCE and EBB to Return to New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

After a successful run in California and at the Dublin Dance Festival, the company brings its latest two-part production, Return to Absence and ebb, to New York Live Arts. (more...)

Experiments in Opera to Premiere VIDEO OPERAS at Anthology Film Archives This MayExperiments in Opera to Premiere VIDEO OPERAS at Anthology Film Archives This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Building on the pioneering work of composer Robert Ashley, who believed that the America of his time was a culture of TV, the fun and fearless composer collective Experiments in Opera presents VIDEO OPERAS, a collection of five premieres created specifically for the video screen (no live performers or musicians). (more...)

The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia Partner for NY Premiere of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, Fall 2017The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia Partner for NY Premiere of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

With the historic New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD just days away, The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia today announced a multi-year partnership that will continue the staging of contemporary operas at the Apollo in future seasons. The next co-production between the two institutions will be the New York premiere of We Shall Not Be Moved, set for the fall of 2017. (more...)

Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to Collaborate for Years to ComeApollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to Collaborate for Years to Come
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

With the historic New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD just days away, The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia today announced a multi-year partnership that will continue the staging of contemporary operas at the Apollo in future seasons. The next co-production between the two institutions will be the New York premiere of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, set for the fall of 2017. (more...)

Aaron Landsman's EMPATHY SCHOOL / LOVE STORY to Play Abrons Arts CenterAaron Landsman's EMPATHY SCHOOL / LOVE STORY to Play Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Abrons Arts Center presents the New York City premieres of EMPATHY SCHOOL / LOVE STORY, a program of two monologues, with video and original music, written and directed by Aaron Landsman. (more...)

Camille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardCamille A. Brown Wins the 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to contemporary choreographer, dancer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Regularly garnering acclaim for her 'vividness and versatility' (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times), Brown holds a New York Dance and Performance ('Bessie') Award, two Princess Grace Awards, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and her work has toured nationally and internationally. The Jacob's Pillow Dance Award was established in 2007 and, in honor of its 10th anniversary, the Pillow has broadened the scope of this honor with a commitment to the artist's growth and future work. In addition to the unrestricted cash prize, this Award also includes a committed engagement for the 2017 Festival and a Creative Development Residency at Jacob's Pillow. Previous recipients of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and John Heginbotham of Dance Heginbotham, among others. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow & MASS MoCA to Present ZVIDANCE, 4/23Jacob's Pillow & MASS MoCA to Present ZVIDANCE, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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SAINTS & SINNERS BALL to Benefit Park City Institute's Student Outreach ProgramSAINTS & SINNERS BALL to Benefit Park City Institute's Student Outreach Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Polish those halos or seek redemption with a devilish and fun night of doing good. The fifth annual Saints & Sinners Ball invites all heroes, gangsters, despots, angels, villains, cherubs… to gather at St. Regis Deer Valley for an impishly delightful soiree on Saturday, March 12. (more...)

Michael Urie & Ryan Spahn Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala; Sally Field, Bill Pullman & More Join LineupMichael Urie & Ryan Spahn Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Gala; Sally Field, Bill Pullman & More Join Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced that their 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy will be hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. Scott Schwartz will direct the evening. Paul Masse will be the music director. (more...)

CHAMPAGNE JERRY IN THE CHAMPAGNE ROOM to Premiere at New York Live ArtsCHAMPAGNE JERRY IN THE CHAMPAGNE ROOM to Premiere at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Welcome to the Champagne Room: a magical hideaway open to the public for an exclusive, limited engagement by hip-hop sensation Champagne Jerry (CJ). Joining him are his onstage entourage of miscreants known as the Champagne Club, a rotating cast of others including Neal Medlyn, Adam Horovitz, Kathleen Hanna, Bridget Everett, the House of Larreon, Carmine Covelli and a series of real and invented bands. Revel in a world of cheap gold, dance, effervescence and memories to last a lifetime through this one-time-only epic performance event celebrating the release of CJ's new album; an acclaimed, sold-out tour of Walmart and Sam's Club parking lots across the Southeastern seaboard from the back of a van; and a suite of videos directed by Jason Cacioppo. (more...)

Portland Ovations to Welcome Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance CompanyPortland Ovations to Welcome Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Portland Ovations is proud to present the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company at Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Bill T. Jones & Arnie Zane to Perform at Eccles, 3/5Bill T. Jones & Arnie Zane to Perform at Eccles, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

According to The Huffington Post, "Bill T. [Jones] has constantly pushed the envelope of what dance can be." His groundbreaking artistry seeps into the movement and voices of his lithe performers as the unconventional, honest and compassionate piece "Analogy/Dora: Tramontane" fills The Eccles Center stage on March 5. The Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

Kim Cullen Named New Executive Director of New York Live ArtsKim Cullen Named New Executive Director of New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

New York Live Arts, New York's dynamic center for dance and the performing arts under the artistic leadership of world-renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones, appoints Kim Cullen as its new Executive Director. Cullen began working for New York Live Arts in 2014 as the Producer of the 2015 Live Ideas festival curated by Laurie Anderson and joined the organization in the summer of 2015 as Interim Executive Director. Prior to her engagement at New York Live Arts, Cullen worked as free-lance producer in New York and Europe and served as Producing Director for Elizabeth Streb. During her tenure at Streb, the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics secured financing from the City of New York to purchase its Williamsburg Brooklyn building. (more...)

West Harlem Art Fund & Iconic Linx to Host FUSION NEW YORK 2016West Harlem Art Fund & Iconic Linx to Host FUSION NEW YORK 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The West Harlem Art Fund in partnership with Iconic Linx is presenting FUSION NY in Harlem. FUSION NY is a thematic event series comprised of art exhibitions, panels, a jazz concert, and tours during Armory Week 2016. (more...)

YBCA to Present Bill T. Jones' West Coast Premiere of ANALOGY/DORAYBCA to Present Bill T. Jones' West Coast Premiere of ANALOGY/DORA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

 MacArthur Genius and legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones, and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company return to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) to present the West Coast premiere of Analogy/Dora: Tramontane, a portrait of perseverance, resourcefulness, and resilience. This new performance is based on an oral history Jones conducted with his 95-year-old mother-in-law Dora Amelan, a French-Jewish nurse and social worker and survivor of World War II. Analogy/Dora began 12 years ago as a gift Jones created for his longtime collaborator and husband, Bjorn Amelan, and his family. (more...)

Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Fire-in-the-belly passion, gritty guitars, mandolin and songs with Woodie Guthrie-esque themes traverse Railroad Earth's unplugged and plugged-in landscape. Returning to Park City (an encore to their 2013 Deer Valley opening appearance for Bruce Hornsby), the newgrass-bluegrass-rock band performs on The Eccles Center stage, Saturday, February 20. (more...)

Alwin Nikolais' Classics to Take the Stage at The Joyce Theater Next MonthAlwin Nikolais' Classics to Take the Stage at The Joyce Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Welcome to 2016 via 1950 at The Joyce Theater, February 9-14, when a series of the late choreographer's groundbreaking works-'Tensile Involvement,' 'Gallery,' 'Mechanical Organ III,' and 'Crucible' command the stage courtesy of the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, the repository of 'Nik's' greatest hits. Alberto del Saz, director of the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance, selected, staged and directed the season repertory. (more...)

Queens Theatre Announces Winter, Spring Season of Theatre, Music & MoreQueens Theatre Announces Winter, Spring Season of Theatre, Music & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Queens Theatre is launching its winter and spring 2016 season with a dynamic array of presentations, featuring the acclaimed Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, the return of Che Malambo, a hilarious murder mystery -  Murder for Two (in which two actors play 13 roles!) - and a series of shows based on beloved children's books, including Curious George. (more...)

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