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YoungArts Honors Jason Moran and Jessica Lang at Backyard Ball Presented by Max MaraYoungArts Honors Jason Moran and Jessica Lang at Backyard Ball Presented by Max Mara
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) hosted its annual fundraiser in Miami, theBackyard Ball performance and gala, to help support the artistic development of the nation's most promising young artists. In addition to recognizing the talent of this year's 691 YoungArts Winners, the event honored jazz pianist Jason Moran (1993 Winner in Jazz) with the Arison Alumni Award, and choreographer Jessica Lang as the Arison Award Honoree for their vital contributions and commitment to the arts. The event also featured Javon Jones's acceptance of the inaugural 2016 Max Mara Young Visionary Award presented by Maria Giulia Maramotti, Max Mara's Director of retail for North America.  (more...)

AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21AMERICAN MASTERS to Present 'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise', on PBS 2/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou's incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words. (more...)

The Nash Brings Top Jazz Artists 2/8-12The Nash Brings Top Jazz Artists 2/8-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Music lovers in the Valley will have the opportunity to experience the charisma and artistry of three significant artists as the live jazz club hosts Emmet Cohen Trio on Feb 8th, the extraordinary saxophonist Cory Weeds with legendary pianist Harold Mabern on February 11th and the ever-charismatic Francine Reed on Feb 12th.  All performances are expected to sell out. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond Slates Live Ideas Festival 2017 LineupMx Justin Vivian Bond Slates Live Ideas Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

A special highlight of the 2016-2017 New York Live Arts season is its annual interdisciplinary humanities festival Live Ideas. For the 2017 edition, Mx'd Messages, trans-genre artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond curates a series examining the idea of a world without binaries. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to Bring ANALOGY/DORA: TRAMONTANE to GreensboroBill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to Bring ANALOGY/DORA: TRAMONTANE to Greensboro
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient Bill T. Jones and his Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company present the critically acclaimed new dance/theater piece Analogy/Dora: Tramontane. The performance will take place on Friday, February 3, 8pm, at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina Greensboro's UNCG Auditorium. (more...)

Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for First-Ever New York Reading of Elie Weisel's NIGHTJoel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for First-Ever New York Reading of Elie Weisel's NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust joins with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to honor the memory of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died on July 2, 2016, by presenting a community reading of his landmark memoir NIGHT, which tells of his experience in German concentration camps with his father during the Holocaust. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New AudienceDavid Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents Andrea Kleine in MY DINNER WITH ANDREA: THE PIECE FORMERLY KNOWN AS TORTURE PLAYLISTNew York Live Arts Presents Andrea Kleine in MY DINNER WITH ANDREA: THE PIECE FORMERLY KNOWN AS TORTURE PLAYLIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 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. Commissioned by New York Live Arts and presented through its Live Feed creative residency program, the performances will take place February 9-11, 2017, (more...)

Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYYJacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) present a one-night-only work-in-progress showing of performing artist, choreographer, and TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow Richard Move's XXYY on January 20 at 8pm in MASS MoCA's Hunter Center. (more...)

Drew Droege's BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Adds Holiday Performance Off-BroadwayDrew Droege's BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Adds Holiday Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Due to remarkable demand from glowing critical and audience response, Bright Colors And Bold Patterns is adding an additional holiday week performance on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM. (more...)

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College Releases Spring Programming LineupThe Performing Arts Center at Purchase College Releases Spring Programming Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College has released its Spring programming lineup. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Audience to Become Greek Chorus in Latin-Disco-Pop Variety Show LA MEDEA at BRICAudience to Become Greek Chorus in Latin-Disco-Pop Variety Show LA MEDEA at BRIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As part of the twelfth edition of PS122's Coil festival, BRIC, Dance Film Association, and Performance Space 122 presents the world premiere of La Medea, Yara Travieso's re-imagining of Euripides' violent tragedy into a dance-theater performance and feature film a la Latin-disco-pop variety show. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck to Helm Vignettes for YoungArts' 2017 Backyard Ball; Honorees Announced!Tony Yazbeck to Helm Vignettes for YoungArts' 2017 Backyard Ball; Honorees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will host its largest annual fundraiser, the Backyard Ball performance and gala, as the culmination of the organization's signature program, National YoungArts Week, from January 8 - 15. (more...)

U R B A N / T R I B E and More to Dance at Green Space This JanuaryU R B A N / T R I B E and More to Dance at Green Space This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Green Space will offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in January. (more...)

Announcing Live Artery 2017!Announcing Live Artery 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Features a special work-in-progress presentation of Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant, part three of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company's Analogy Trilogy; a sneak-preview of Okwui Okpokwasili's Poor People's TV Room; excerpts of new and recent programs by 10 New York Live Arts commissioned artists, and showcases by guest artists. (more...)

Drew Droege Returns Off-Broadway This Week with BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNSDrew Droege Returns Off-Broadway This Week with BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, YouTube sensation Drew Droege (the internet's 'Chloe', Drunk History, and Bob's Burgers) returns to New York for a three-week limited holiday engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns starting tomorrow at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) from December 15 - 30, directed by Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar). (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces 85th Anniversary SeasonJacob's Pillow Dance Announces 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2016, Jacob's Pillow Dance announces its 85th Anniversary Season of exciting programming featuring world premieres, commissions, site-specific work, international artists, live music, and Pillow-exclusive engagements. (more...)

New York Live Arts Slates Dynamic New Work Showcase with 2017 LIVE ARTERYNew York Live Arts Slates Dynamic New Work Showcase with 2017 LIVE ARTERY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Live Artery 2017, New York Live Arts' dynamic showcase of new and recent works by Live Arts residency and commissioned artists, opens January 6 and runs through January 9, 2017. (more...)

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