Brooklyn Academy Of Music News

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & MoreThe Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: 1913 Woman Suffrage Party Meeting at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera HousePHOTO FLASHBACK: 1913 Woman Suffrage Party Meeting at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2015

General Rosalie Jones, Jessie Stubbs and Colonel Ida Craft fighting for the right to vote. (more...)

Jose Parla Exhibit Opens Next Month at Mary Boone GalleryJose Parla Exhibit Opens Next Month at Mary Boone Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

On 12 September 2015, Mary Boone Gallery, in conjunction with a concurrent exhibition at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, will open at its Chelsea location Surface Body / Action Space, an installation of new paintings and sculpture by JOSE PARLÁ. (more...)

WRESTLING JERUSALEM to Play Oshman Family JCC- Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 9/20WRESTLING JERUSALEM to Play Oshman Family JCC- Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Oshman Family JCC presents Aaron Davidman's groundbreaking and critically acclaimed solo show Wrestling Jerusalem. Set in America, Israel, and Palestine, the play follows one man's journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Davidman's performance is a personal story that grapples with the complexities of identity, history, and social justice. Giving voice to over a dozen different characters, the play sheds light on one of the most entrenched conflicts of our time. Wrestling Jerusalem will be presented at 8pm Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Oshman Family JCC- Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. For tickets ($25-$30) and more information visit http://paloaltojcc.org/Events/wrestling-jerusalem or call (650) 223-8649. (more...)

Paterson Joseph to Star in Solo Show SANCHO at Birmingham RepPaterson Joseph to Star in Solo Show SANCHO at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Paterson Joseph's elegant one-man show Sancho - An Act of Remembrance, celebrating the extraordinary life of Charles Ignatius Sancho will receive its first full scale production this September at Birmingham Repertory Theatre prior to a tour in the USA that includes dates at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. (more...)

Steven LaBrie and Ben Heppner Sign on for George London Foundation for Singers' 2015-16 SeasonSteven LaBrie and Ben Heppner Sign on for George London Foundation for Singers' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

?The 2015-16 season marks two milestones for the George London Foundation for Singers, which has been honoring, supporting, and presenting the finest young opera singers in the U.S. and Canada since 1971:  the 45th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition, which gives George London Awards to young singers each year; and the 20th year of its acclaimed recital series, which presents pairs of singers, both established stars and recent George London Award winners, at The Morgan Library & Museum. (more...)

Broadway's ALLEGIANCE Announces Partnership with Educational Program 'Inspire Change'Broadway's ALLEGIANCE Announces Partnership with Educational Program 'Inspire Change'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Producers Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus has announced a partnership with INSPIRE CHANGE, an innovative arts program that works alongside commercial theater productions to provide students across the tri-state area with no-and-low-cost tickets paired with unique and high-impact educational programming. INSPIRE CHANGE was piloted with the Tony-winning Best Musical Memphis in 2012 and will be back on Broadway this fall with Allegiance, a new American musical starring Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung, which will open on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. (more...)

Casting Announced for ABT's THE NUTCRACKER at Segerstrom Center This WinterCasting Announced for ABT's THE NUTCRACKER at Segerstrom Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Casting for American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker, co-presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts and ABT, was announced today by Kevin McKenzie, ABT Artistic Director. Choreographed by ABT Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky, The Nutcracker will be given 14 performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, December 10-20, 2015. (more...)

TEXTS&BEHEADINGS to Receive World Premiere at The FolgerTEXTS&BEHEADINGS to Receive World Premiere at The Folger
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Folger Theatre starts the 2015/16 season with a limited engagement of texts&beheadings/ElizabethR, a world premiere play which explores England's Queen Elizabeth I.  Produced in conjunction with the international theater collective Compagnia de' Colombari, the play is created and directed by Karin Coonrod (Henry VI at the Public Theater and Julius Caesar at Theatre for A New Audience) and will be presented as a part of Washington, D.C.'s city-wide Women's Voices Theater Festival. texts&beheadings/ElizabethR is on stage at Folger Theatre for 16 performances, September 19 - October 4, 2015. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com for 8/9/2015 - 8/16/2015Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com for 8/9/2015 - 8/16/2015
by BWW - Aug 16, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWComedyWorld.com from 8/9/2015 - 8/16/2015. (more...)

Jose Parla Exhibition Opens Next Month at Mary Boone GalleryJose Parla Exhibition Opens Next Month at Mary Boone Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

On 12 September 2015, Mary Boone Gallery, in conjunction with a concurrent exhibition at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, will open at its Chelsea location Surface Body / Action Space, an installation of new paintings and sculpture by JOSE PARLÁ. (more...)

Judd Apatow, Billy Crystal Among Lineup for 2015 New York Comedy FestivalJudd Apatow, Billy Crystal Among Lineup for 2015 New York Comedy Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Marking its 12th year, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), presented in association with Comedy Central, announced its 2015 line-up today. (more...)

NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL Announces 2015 Lineup - Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Bill Burr and More!NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL Announces 2015 Lineup - Billy Crystal, Judd Apatow, Bill Burr and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Marking its 12th year, the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), presented in association with Comedy Central, announced its 2015 line-up today.  Expanding to six days and running from November 10 -15, the festival will feature some of comedy's biggest stars performing in New York City's most prestigious venues, including the Beacon Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Carnegie Hall, Carolines on Broadway, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at MSG, Town Hall and the 92nd Street Y. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam MendesSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/1/15- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Brooklyn Academy of Music Announces $25 Million Project to Link Three SpacesBrooklyn Academy of Music Announces $25 Million Project to Link Three Spaces
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Brooklyn Academy of Music will announce a $25 million project to link three of its spaces, the BAM Harvey Theater, a vacant site at 653 Fulton Street and the ground floor of a high-rise condo at 230 Ashland Place, according to the New York Times. (more...)

Actress Ebony Jo-Ann to Release New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me'Actress Ebony Jo-Ann to Release New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Multiple award-winning theatre, film and television actress, Ebony Jo-Ann releases her new Blues CD, Please Save Your Love for Me on her independent label, Blackgold Production on Friday, September 18th. (more...)

Usdan Center & BAM Performances to be Held 7/30-31Usdan Center & BAM Performances to be Held 7/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Creative writing students ages 12 to 16 from Long Island¹s Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the acclaimed summer arts day camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Jane Monheit, Taylor Dayne, Jackie Hoffman and Broadway playwright Michele Lowe, have joined for the third season with students of the same age from the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Summer Youth Program in a unique two-week joint workshop through July 31. (more...)

Satellite Collective to Stage Seven World Premieres at BAM FISHER, 9/3-5Satellite Collective to Stage Seven World Premieres at BAM FISHER, 9/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Satellite Collective presents cutting edge, interdisciplinary works at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, from September 3-5, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets are $25-$35 ($10 students) and are available at http://www.bam.org/satellitecollective, by phone at 718-636-4100, or in person at the BAM box office. Tickets will be on sale beginning July 25, 2015. (more...)

RSC's HENRY V Announces Full Cast, Including Alex HassellRSC's HENRY V Announces Full Cast, Including Alex Hassell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Gregory Doran, RSC Artistic Director, continues his exploration through Shakespeare's History plays as he directs Henry V, opening in Stratford-upon-Avon, before being broadcast to cinemas and transferring to the Barbican in London.  (more...)

Joe Guttridge Named New York City Center's Director of CommunicationsJoe Guttridge Named New York City Center's Director of Communications
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Arlene Shuler, President & CEO of New York City Center, today announced the appointment of Joe Guttridge to the newly created position of Director of Communications. He will serve as the performing arts center's first in-house communications director, implementing PR strategies for City Center's programming, education initiatives, and institutional identity. Following the recent addition of Stanford Makishi, Vice President of Programming, the appointment marks the organization's commitment to expanded programming and an increased focus on its identity as New York City's leading center for dance and musical theater-dedicated to making the arts accessible to the broadest possible audience. (more...)

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