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Mo Rocca to Host TASTE TALKS FOOD & DRINK Awards at BAMMo Rocca to Host TASTE TALKS FOOD & DRINK Awards at BAM
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Taste Talks, the national series of innovative food festivals, announces the first annual Taste Talks Food & Drink Awards, a national culinary awards program for a new generation of food and drink lovers focusing on culture and innovation. Award nominee submissions open to the public today, and the winners will be announced at a live awards show hosted by Emmy winner Mo Rocca on Monday, September 26 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Howard Gilman Opera House. Live performers and presenters will be announced this summer. Watch the awards sizzle reel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvJOuWJta7c&feature=youtu.be. (more...)

DELIRIOUS Dances to Present TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN, 6/30-7/2DELIRIOUS Dances to Present TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN, 6/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

DELIRIOUS Dances presents To Begin The World Over Again, onThursday, June 30; Friday, July 1; and Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8pm at Gibney Dance's Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street). Tickets are $15 in advance at https://gibneydance.org/performance/pop/delirious-dances/ and $20 at the door. (more...)

PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18PlayCo to Present Christopher Chen's CAUGHT, 8/17-9/18
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, closes its 15th Anniversary season with the New York premiere of Caught (August 17-September 18). In this irreverent new genre-bending piece, theatre makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. This hybrid work instigates an exploration into the nature of authority and authenticity, inviting you to navigate the labyrinthine relationships between truth and perception, illusionary art and real jeopardy. (more...)

Obioma Ugoala to Play 'Smokey Robinson' in London's MOTOWN; Show Extends to Autumn 2017Obioma Ugoala to Play 'Smokey Robinson' in London's MOTOWN; Show Extends to Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

MOTOWN is getting a new Smokey! Not only that, but the Daily Mail writes that the West End production of Motown the Musical is extending through October 2017. Obioma Ugoala will join the cast as 'Smokey Robinson' starting July 4, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for Philip Ridley's KARAGULA at Secret London VenueCast Announced for Philip Ridley's KARAGULA at Secret London Venue
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The world premiere of Philip Ridley's KARAGULA is one of the largest productions ever staged Off-West End. PIGDOG's experimental and formally playful work aims to help transform how the industry interprets accessibility, equality and gender politics. With this in mind, Karagula has been cast with true diversity -- in terms of age, gender, race and ability. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish RepSHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Four Choreographers to Share Five Performances This June at New York Live ArtsFour Choreographers to Share Five Performances This June at New York Live Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Four acclaimed female choreographers, Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, and Jennifer Muller join forces this spring in Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE! at New York Live Arts, June 14 through June 18. (more...)

HOLLANDS, PUBLIQuartet and Amy Khoshbin to Premiere THE SCHEHERAZADE PROJECT at National SawdustHOLLANDS, PUBLIQuartet and Amy Khoshbin to Premiere THE SCHEHERAZADE PROJECT at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

After being awarded a 2015 Sphinx M Power Artist Grant by the Sphinx Organization and Music Assistance Fund. (MAF), Brooklyn-based rock, punk and folk band HOLLANDS, along with innovative contemporary ensemble PUBLIQuartet, and visual artist Amy Khoshbin are proud to announce the premiere of 'The Scheherazade Project' on June 6 at 5PM at National Sawdust (corner of Wythe Ave and North 6th Street in Williamsburg). (more...)

David Henry Hwang & Leaders from BAM, Public & The Flea Set for CUNY PanelDavid Henry Hwang & Leaders from BAM, Public & The Flea Set for CUNY Panel
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

As part of its 15th anniversary celebration, Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York welcomes New York City's most innovative cultural leaders for a panel discussion on diversity in the performing arts. (more...)

the american vicarious to Premiere DOUGLASS at Theater Wit This Summerthe american vicarious to Premiere DOUGLASS at Theater Wit This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

the american vicarious is proud to return to Chicago with DOUGLASS, a world premiere drama from Thomas Klingenstein, directed by Jeff Award nominee Christopher McElroen (Invisible Man). DOUGLASS will play July 21 - August 14, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, July 24 at 3 pm. (more...)

Scoop: NYC-ARTS 5/5 - 6/2 on THIRTEENScoop: NYC-ARTS 5/5 - 6/2 on THIRTEEN
by TV Scoop - May 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS 5/5 - 6/2 on THIRTEEN (more...)

BWW Review: FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA Premieres Voces de Andalucia at BAMBWW Review: FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA Premieres Voces de Andalucia at BAM
by Melanie Votaw - May 4, 2016

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana premiered the company's show, "Voces de Andalucia," at the Brooklyn Academy of Music May 3, 2016. The contemporary program paid tribute to Pablo Picasso and Federico Garcia Lorca. (more...)

Steps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York SeasonSteps Beyond Foundation Announces Opening Night Benefit and Steps Repertory Ensemble's New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm committed to connecting artists and the community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, announces a 3-day weekend performance celebration May 6-8, 2016 at Ailey Citigroup Theater. The weekend will commence May 6 with the Steps Repertory and Guests Benefit, featuring performances by American Dance Machine, Jon Ole Olstad, choreography by Al Blackstone and the staging of a Swan Lake variation by Elena Kunikova to be danced by a student at Steps. Audiences will also enjoy performances by students of the Steps Conservatory Program and pre-professional students at The School at Steps, with staging by the legendary Leslie Browne. May 7-8, Steps Repertory Ensemble will present a full evening of works by Artistic Director Bradley Shelver and leading choreographers Lar Lubovitch, Sidra Bell, Julia Ehrstrand, and Jae Man Joo. (more...)

Theatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This MayTheatre for a New Audience's THE FATHER and A DOLL'S HOUSE Begin Previews This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Previews begin Sunday, May 1, at 7:30pm for Theatre for a New Audience's production of August Strindberg's The Father in a new version by Scottish author David Greig commissioned by Theatre for a New Audience and Tuesday, May 10, at 7:30pm for A Doll's House in an adaptation by Thornton Wilder not seen in New York since its Broadway premiere in 1937.  The plays, both directed by Arin Arbus, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre for a New Audience, feature Maggie Lacey as Nora in A Doll's House and as Laura in The Father and John Douglas Thompson as Thorwald in A Doll's House and the Captain in The Father. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: YAGP 2016 Was Better Than Ever at 'Ensuring the Future of Dance'BWW Dance Review: YAGP 2016 Was Better Than Ever at 'Ensuring the Future of Dance'
by Sondra Forsyth - Apr 30, 2016

The 2016 season of Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) culminated during three days in April at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). On April 27th, the Final Round of this celebrated international competition proved to be a heartening display of youthful promise. Then on April 28th and 29th, the "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala featured the 2016 YAGP finalists along with a roster of top-flight professionals. Several of the pros are former YAGP alumni, which validates YAGP's motto: "Ensuring the Future of Dance". (more...)

The Bronx to Take the Spotlight in Working Theater's THE BLOCK at Urban StagesThe Bronx to Take the Spotlight in Working Theater's THE BLOCK at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Working Theater, the Off-Broadway company that in 2013 staged a production (about undocumented workers crossing the border to find work in this country) in the confines of an actual 48' trailer truck, will once again shed a unique light on a group of individuals rarely portrayed on stage. Under the direction of Artistic Producing Director Mark Plesent, the company will present THE BLOCK - a new play about community in the Bronx - which is no longer burning, but where life on the streets is as brutal as ever. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWSLantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Lantern Theater Company closes its 2015/16 season with the Philadelphia premiere of 36 Views by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka. Directed by longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier and featuring scenic, sound, and projection design by Jorge Cousineau, 36 Views runs May 26 - June 26, 2016. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. [A full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below.] (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A range of performances and events from the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL will be made available through live video webcasts, live audio streams, and on-demand video and audio, several in partnership with WQXR's Q2 Music, which will also feature a 24-hour biennial marathon on May 24. Biennial highlights will later be featured on a radio broadcast on WFMT's Relevant Tones with Seth Boustead, and on a release of biennial highlights on the Philharmonic's digital recording series Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2015-16 Season. (more...)

Kathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaKathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language in Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. (more...)

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