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M. Lamar, Casey Legler & Vetch Poetry Journal Set for Lunchtime Readings at MX'D MESSAGES FestivalM. Lamar, Casey Legler & Vetch Poetry Journal Set for Lunchtime Readings at MX'D MESSAGES Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

New York Live Arts' 2017 Live Ideas festival Mx'd Messages presents readings by M. Lamar, Casey Legler and Vetch Poetry Journal as part of its Lunchtime Reading series. (more...)

HAPPY HOUR Panels Set for MX'D MESSAGES Festival at New York Live ArtsHAPPY HOUR Panels Set for MX'D MESSAGES Festival at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

New York Live Arts' 2017 Live Ideas festival Mx'd Messages presents HAPPY HOUR, a series of panel discussions that address the festival's core curatorial message: to imagine a world without binaries across gender, race, politics and theology. (more...)

Queer Experimental Film Series Set for MX'D MESSAGES Festival at New York Live ArtsQueer Experimental Film Series Set for MX'D MESSAGES Festival at New York Live Arts
by Movies News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Dirty Looks, a bi-coastal platform for queer experimental film, video and performance, presents an afternoon film program, AFTERNOON DELIGHT BY DIRTY LOOKS, curated by Bradford Nordeen as part of Mx'd Messages, New York Live Arts 2017 Live Ideas festival. (more...)

RoseAnne Spradlin Becomes New York Live Arts '17-'18 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned ArtistRoseAnne Spradlin Becomes New York Live Arts '17-'18 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

New York Live Arts, under the artistic leadership of world renowned choreographer, National Medal of Arts, MacArthur "Genius" Award and Kennedy Center Honors winner Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director Janet Wong, announced RoseAnne Spradlin as the 2017-18 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA). (more...)

Performances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin TonightPerformances of Arin Arbus' Production of Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) presents director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teethtonight, February 14, through March 19 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center(262 Ashland Place), TFANA's state-of-the-art permanent home in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Bring UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE to New York Live ArtsNew York Theatre Ballet to Bring UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN/DANCE to New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns to New York Live Arts with its new Uptown/Downtown/Dance series from March 1-4, 2017 at 7:30pm with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Projection Design Peter NigriniDesign-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Projection Design Peter Nigrini
by in 1: the podcast - Feb 13, 2017

This week's guest is Projection Designer Peter Nigrini! Peter is currently represented on Broadway with DEAR EVAN HANSEN and he takes us through the process of creating over 4,000 pieces of video content and how he blended reality with artistry in creating the social media pages that make up the bulk of the projected content. (more...)

Australian Actor-Activist to Make U.S. Debut with Solo Show JACK CHARLES V THE CROWN This SpringAustralian Actor-Activist to Make U.S. Debut with Solo Show JACK CHARLES V THE CROWN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Performance Space 122 and New York Live Arts present the U.S. premiere of Jack Charles V The Crown by award-winning indigenous Australian actor, musician, and activist Jack Charles, who spent a significant portion of his 72 years homeless, an addict, a thief and a regular throughout the Australian prison system. These performances mark the U.S. debut of 'the grandfather of Indigenous theatre,' (The Guardian). After New York, Jack Charles V The Crown will run March 29-April 8 at Canada Stage in Toronto. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick, Jessica Hecht, David Hyde Pierce and More Take Part in Reading of Elie Wiesel's NIGHTPhoto Flash: Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick, Jessica Hecht, David Hyde Pierce and More Take Part in Reading of Elie Wiesel's NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Prominent figures from the arts, politics, human rights, social justice, the media, and academia gathered for a continuous reading of Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel's seismic Holocaust memoir, 'Night,' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The all-day 'Night' event took place in front of an overflow audience at the Museum. BroadwayWorld has photos from the reading below, plus footage from the event! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Elie Wiesel's NIGHT Reading, Featuring Broadway's Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick and MoreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Elie Wiesel's NIGHT Reading, Featuring Broadway's Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick and More
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2017

Prominent figures from the arts, politics, human rights, social justice, the media, and academia gathered for a continuous reading of Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel's seismic Holocaust memoir, 'Night,' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The all-day 'Night' event took place in front of an overflow audience at the Museum. You can watch footage of the entire event, produced by Folksbiene executive producer Christopher Massimine (edited to 4:30 hours), below! (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Returns to New York Live Arts for Uptown/Downtown/Dance Series, 3/1-4New York Theatre Ballet Returns to New York Live Arts for Uptown/Downtown/Dance Series, 3/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) returns to New York Live Arts with its new Uptown/Downtown/Dance series from March 1-4, 2017 at 7:30pm with an additional 2pm matinee on Saturday. This year's program features a revival of Nijinsky's L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune staged by the 98-year-old Ann Hutchinson Guest, a new and as-of-yet untitled pas de trois by Pam Tanowitz, Frederick Ashton's La Chatte métamorphoses en femme, and Antonia Franceschi's She Holds Out Her Hand which premiered at Danspace in Fall 2016. All pieces will be performed to live music. A post-show celebration with wine, hors d'oeuvres, and music will be held after the opening night performance for which tickets are $75. Tickets for the performances are $30 ($15 for Students & Seniors) and can be purchased at http://newyorklivearts.org/event/spring-concerts/. (more...)

Bill T. Jones in Conversation with Fran Lebowitz at New York Live ArtsBill T. Jones in Conversation with Fran Lebowitz at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Internationally recognized choreographer Bill T. Jones will speak with Fran Lebowitz, author and public speaker known for her sardonic social commentary on American life. 'In this era with its befuddling stream of changes, surprises and the most banal prescriptions for forward movement coming from every direction, I look forward to speaking with a true thinker and wit such as Fran Leibowitz,' states Jones. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents YACKEZNew York Live Arts Presents YACKEZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Yackez, the art pop/multimedia collaboration of Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson, aka Twitta and Papi Jon, will work the crowd again in their latest dance spectacle, Give It To You Stage, a large-scale dance musical in two acts. The performance of all original music written and performed by the duo also features their Queer pro-wrestling dance ensemble and a special appearance by older adult members of Larissa's citywide dance-fitness classes, creating a multi-generational interdisciplinary spectacle. Commissioned by New York Live Arts and presented through its Live Feed creative residency program, the performances will take place March 29-April 1, 2017, at 7:30pm at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, NYC. For tickets and information, call 212 924 0077 or visit newyorklivearts. (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This SpringSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

Jack Ferver Presents Newest Dance Piece as Part of New York Live Arts Live Feed In ProcessJack Ferver Presents Newest Dance Piece as Part of New York Live Arts Live Feed In Process
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Jack Ferver is a New York-based writer, choreographer and director.  His genre-defying performances explore the tragicomedy of the human psyche. Ferver's works integrate and induct an array of psychological and socio-political issues, particularly in the realms of sexual orientation, gender and power struggles.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Daryl Roth, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Pay Tribute to Elie Wiesel with NIGHT ReadingPhoto Flash: Daryl Roth, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Pay Tribute to Elie Wiesel with NIGHT Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Luminaries, friends, and community leaders payed tribute to Elie Wiesel in a community reading of Wiesel's seminal work, Night, on Sunday, January 29th at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Woman's Rights Mural By Zoe Buckman And Natalie Frank On Display, Through SpringWoman's Rights Mural By Zoe Buckman And Natalie Frank On Display, Through Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Artists Zoe Buckman and Natalie Frank have pulled together quotes from politicians about women and their bodies that will be reproduced on a massive mural on the Ford Foundation Live Gallery at New York Live Arts. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA Co-Present Bill T. Jones and Okwui Okpokwasili in UNTILJacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA Co-Present Bill T. Jones and Okwui Okpokwasili in UNTIL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA present two solo works created in response to and performed within Nick Cave's monumental exhibition Until, currently installed in MASS MoCA's largest gallery. (more...)

New York Live Art Presents MY DINNER WITH ANDREA: THE PIECE FORMERLY KNOWN AS TORTURE PLAYLISTNew York Live Art Presents MY DINNER WITH ANDREA: THE PIECE FORMERLY KNOWN AS TORTURE PLAYLIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of choreographer Andrea Kleine's latest dance project, My Dinner with Andrea: the piece formerly known as Torture Playlist, which takes its cue from the 1981 Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory movie, My Dinner With Andre. (more...)

New York Live Arts Live Feed: Carlos Soto to Present Sneak Peek of EVERYTHING ALRIGHTNew York Live Arts Live Feed: Carlos Soto to Present Sneak Peek of EVERYTHING ALRIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Director/Designer Carlos Soto presents Everything Alright as part of New York Live Arts' residency program, Live Feed in Progress. Soto's new work is a musical theater work that follows a group of people faced with the intrusion of a visitor.  The piece revolves around infinite variations of views and values centered on a traumatic event. In the formlessness of the ensemble, characters rotate and no single person plays one role throughout, blurring chronology and place. (more...)

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