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Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season with the hilarious musical comedy "Nunsense," with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin.    The lighthearted musical has a six-week run starting Sept. 9 through Oct. 18.  "Nunsense" received the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Music and Best Off-Broadway Musical.  (more...)

New York Live Arts to Present 'OPEN SPECTRUM'New York Live Arts to Present 'OPEN SPECTRUM'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

The first of five season-wide events in New York Live Arts' Open Spectrum series of community dialogues is dedicated to recognizing the current creative and social resistance movements in America responding to everything from Police Brutality to Mass Incarceration to Mass Deportation. Faces of Resistance: Young, Organized & Unified (#FORYOU) is a public forum that serves as a gathering of trailblazers who have started various movements in response to injustice in Ferguson, Baltimore, Charleston, and The Dominican Republic. #FORYOU is intended to take the audience and participants on an inquiry-based journey through the questions: Who are the people behind these movements? What prompted their responses? How do they convene? What are some practices we can share to organize? What does victory look like? (more...)

Gaspard & Dancers' TRILOGY Set for Schimmel CenterGaspard & Dancers' TRILOGY Set for Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

On Friday and Saturday, September 25th and 26th, choreographer, Gaspard Louis will bring his company, Gaspard & Dancers to perform their Trilogy which pays tribute to the people of Haiti who endured the horrific 2010 earthquake that caused devastation to the island nation. “The Trilogy was my own personal response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake,” says choreographer and Artistic Director, Gaspard Louis. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon, Bill T. Jones and More Set for NYPL & Academy of American Poets' Free Talks This FallCynthia Nixon, Bill T. Jones and More Set for NYPL & Academy of American Poets' Free Talks This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This fall, The New York Public Library and the Academy of American Poets will present a free series of four conversations exploring how different art forms engage with poetry. These conversations will pair some of today's most intriguing poets with accomplished artists, dancers, chefs, and actors. (more...)

Dancing Wheels to Celebrate LASTING LEGACY at Playhouse Square, 10/10Dancing Wheels to Celebrate LASTING LEGACY at Playhouse Square, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Dancing Wheels Company presents a world premiere concert Oct. 10 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of America's first-and-foremost Physically Integrated Dance Company and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (the iconic law that changed the face of equality for persons with disabilities throughout the U.S.). (more...)

Chan Centre to Open Season with Duet by Poet and ComposerChan Centre to Open Season with Duet by Poet and Composer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the Vancouver premiere of Blackbird, Fly, an uplifting performance interweaving movement, narrative, Haitian folklore, and hip hop, September 25 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre. The provocative duet, featuring charismatic spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph and cutting-edge violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), unveils the artists' life-stories as they discover their mutual Haitian cultural identities, while also inviting audiences to examine themes of immigration, tolerance and inclusion.   (more...)

UPTOWN NIGHTS, TO THE LIGHT Reading, Film Screenings and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2015 SeasonUPTOWN NIGHTS, TO THE LIGHT Reading, Film Screenings and More Set for Harlem Stage's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Over the course of 30 years, Harlem Stage has become one of the nation's leading arts organizations, achieving this distinction by commissioning, developing, producing and presenting innovative works by visionary artists of color. Their Fall 2015 season offers a variety of events, including free neighborhood concerts and ticketed headlining events, as well as lectures and roundtable discussions that advance deeper engagement with Harlem Stage's audience. All will take place in the state-of-the art flexible performance space, the Harlem Stage Gatehouse. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Hilton Als to Offer Speech as Part of New Museum's Visionaries Series, 9/15Hilton Als to Offer Speech as Part of New Museum's Visionaries Series, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

New York, NY…The New Museum is pleased to announce that Hilton Als, author and critic, will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. TheVisionaries Series at the New Museum honors forward-thinking leaders in the fields of art, architecture, design, film, and related disciplines of contemporary culture. Now in its seventh season, the annual series spotlights innovators who shape intellectual life and define the future of culture. This year's event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)

New Museum's 2015 Visionary Speaker Hilton Als to Read New Essay on Photographer Diane ArbusNew Museum's 2015 Visionary Speaker Hilton Als to Read New Essay on Photographer Diane Arbus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The New Museum is pleased to announce that Hilton Als, author and critic, will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. The Visionaries Series at the New Museum honors forward-thinking leaders in the fields of art, architecture, design, film, and related disciplines of contemporary culture. Now in its seventh season, the annual series spotlights innovators who shape intellectual life and define the future of culture. This year's event will take place on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the New Museum Theater. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Liz Gerring Dance Company in GLACIER, August 19-23Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Presents Liz Gerring Dance Company in GLACIER, August 19-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Liz Gerring, the 2015 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award winner and artistic director of Liz Gerring Dance Company, returns to Jacob's Pillow for her company's performances of glacier, August 19-23 in the Doris Duke Theatre. Gerring has garnered praise by dance enthusiasts and critics alike for her abstract choreographic style and keen use of musical and visual elements. (more...)

Janet Dacal, German Alexander & More to Star in CUBA LIBRE at Artists RepJanet Dacal, German Alexander & More to Star in CUBA LIBRE at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre announces the casting of high-caliber actors, dancers and designers from Portland, Los Angeles and New York for the world premiere production of the Broadway-scale new musical Cuba Libre. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

ODC to Premiere Amara Tabor-Smith's EarthBodyHOME, 9/24-26ODC to Premiere Amara Tabor-Smith's EarthBodyHOME, 9/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

ODC Theater is proud to present the world premiereof EarthBodyHOME, a multimedia, ritual-based performance created by Amara Tabor-Smith. (more...)

ODC Theater to Present RESIDENT ARTISTS UNPLUGGED, 8/30ODC Theater to Present RESIDENT ARTISTS UNPLUGGED, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

ODC Theater, one of the West Coast's major centers for contemporary dance and performance, announced today its newest class of resident artists: Gerald Casel, Maurya Kerr, Nicole Klaymoon, and the duo of Sheldon B. Smith and Lisa Wymore. The announcement of these five distinguished artists falls on the ten-year anniversary of ODC Dance Commons, whose upstairs Studio B will serve as venue for a one-night-only event offering a rare and candid look into the creative process of the new resident artists. Titled Resident Artists Unplugged, the event takes place Sunday, August 30 at 6pm. (more...)

Heidi Latsky Dance to Hold Auditions for New Piece at NYU's Skirball Center, 9/8Heidi Latsky Dance to Hold Auditions for New Piece at NYU's Skirball Center, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

New York, NY, August 11, 2015 – Heidi Latsky Dance is seeking diverse, unique performers for its new piece entitled On Display: Impact Through Movement Installations, created in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  On Display will be a living gallery focusing on the themes of inclusion and diversity. Auditions will be held onMonday, September 8 at noon at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.  Auditions are ADA accessible. (more...)

Orchestra League Announces New Appointments to BoardOrchestra League Announces New Appointments to Board
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

 Kjristine Lund, Anthony McGill, Alan Pierson, David M. Roth, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Matthew VanBesien, and Jonathan Weedman have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras. The League is a membership organization comprised of hundreds of orchestras from across North America. (more...)

AU Collective to Premiere GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater, 9/10-12AU Collective to Premiere GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater, 9/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Au Collective presents the World Premiere of GOLD&SKIN at 12th Avenue Arts Theater (1620 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122), September 10-12 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26Brian Cox & Brian Murphy to Talk Shakespeare at Mirror Repertory Company, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Tony-nominated Mirror Repertory Company - whose founders and early supporters include the late actresses Eva Le Gallienne and Geraldine Page along with Paul Newman, Dustin Hoffman and Al Pacino - will present its 10th annual summer season with the Greensboro Arts Alliance in Greensboro, Vermont, with a repertory of 4 plays and musicals in alternating repertory July 23-August 24 , it has been announced by Sabra Jones, the company's artistic director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MATILDA is Sensational - Now thru August 15!BWW Reviews: MATILDA is Sensational - Now thru August 15!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 23, 2015

Get up off your couch and stop watching TV. Run past Miss Trunchbull's chokey and Miss Honey's shack and go see Matilda the Musical! This Tony award-winning musical is inspiring and uplifting and has just a hint of magic. This is the perfect show for families of all ages - especially if you have a very special young girl in your family. It's all about the power of imagination and using your smarts to fight back against evil. Playing now through August 15, Matilda the Musical will inspire you to do what's right even if it's hard. (more...)

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