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The Joyce Theater Foundation In Association with New York Live Arts Presents Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane CompanyThe Joyce Theater Foundation In Association with New York Live Arts Presents Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is thrilled to present one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the modern dance world, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, for an extended two-week engagement from October 25-November 6. The season will include the New York premieres of the poignant Analogy/Dora: Tramontane and dynamic Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist, parts one and two of the company's latest work,Analogy Trilogy. Tickets, ranging in price from $51-$91, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling Joyce Charge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visitwww.Joyce.org. (more...)

Kate Burton to Star in Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904Kate Burton to Star in Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, have announced the world premiere of THE DEAD, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, "The Dead," adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known). (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical SaluteEncompass New Opera Theatre to Honor ANASTASIA Writing Team with Musical Salute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Zoe Caldwell, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, and Maury Yeston will honor legendary songwriting team LYNN AHRENS and STEPHEN FLAHERTY and playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY (Ragtime, Chita Rivera: A Dancer's Life, A Man of No Importance, and their upcoming Broadway musical, Anastasia) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 23. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to unveil major renovations to Florence Gould Hall this Wednesday, September 28 with the opening performance of pioneering British theatre company Forced Entertainment's premiere of Tomorrow's Parties.  (more...)

A Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington HallA Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

This fall, Seattleites can hear opera in a Central-District venue that once housed performances by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. But the location isn't the only new thing about Seattle Opera's As One,which will be presented in the historic Washington Hall. As One, a chamber opera with only two singers, tells the story of Hannah, a transwoman, and her journey to self-understanding. The opera is meant to be both an experience, and a vehicle for meaningful conversation. (more...)

Ken Bloom's SHOW AND TELL Book of Broadway Anecdotes Out This OctoberKen Bloom's SHOW AND TELL Book of Broadway Anecdotes Out This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Did you know that Frank Sinatra was nearly considered for the original production of Fiddler on the Roof? Or that Lin-Manuel Miranda called out an audience member on Twitter for texting during a performance of Hamilton? In SHOW AND TELL, Broadway aficionado-in-chief Ken Bloom takes readers on a spirited spin through some of the most intriguing factoids in show business, offering up an unconventional history of the theatre in all its idiosyncratic glory. (more...)

2016 Bessies to Honor Choreographer Brenda Bufalino with Lifetime Achievement Award2016 Bessies to Honor Choreographer Brenda Bufalino with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announce legendary tap innovator and choreographer Brenda Bufalino as the recipient of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance; and The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Alex Smith, Executive Chairman of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, as this year's recipients of Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. (more...)

Trap Door Theatre Presents FANTASY ISLAND FOR DUMMIESTrap Door Theatre Presents FANTASY ISLAND FOR DUMMIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Fantasy Island for Dummies (low cut daydream too near, too near) is a new music-theatre work inspired by an episode of the iconic television series about the pleasures and perils of wish fulfillment. Devised in a collaborative exploration with Trap Door Theater actors, the piece is written by Ruth Margraff and directed by Kate Hendrickson, with original music composed by Pink Velvet. A 1980 "Fantasy Island" episode about a ventriloquist and her devious dummy inspires a voyage into suppressed identities, ancient Babylonian sex goddesses, and a "perfect wife" struggling with her defiant side.  (more...)

UC-CCM Musical Theatre's RUNAWAYS Heads to Know Theatre This FallUC-CCM Musical Theatre's RUNAWAYS Heads to Know Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Know Theatre will welcome University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students to come and play at Your Theatrical Playground with a special co-production of Elizabeth Swados' Runaways. (more...)

New York Live Arts to Present SUPERUNKNOWN Cultural PanelNew York Live Arts to Present SUPERUNKNOWN Cultural Panel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

New York Live Arts presents SUPERUNKNOWN, an Open Spectrum forum featuring four esteemed arts leaders who have made lasting differences to New York's cultural identity and who know firsthand the necessity and risk of creating change. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE, 10/19LA Opera Presents Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will continue with the west coast premiere of The Source, opening on October 19. In this penetrating multimedia work, Brooklyn-based composer Ted Hearne, librettist Mark Doten, director Daniel Fish and production designer Jim Findlay dive into the media hysteria responsible for the many faces of Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private who infamously leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. (more...)

LA Opera to Stage Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE This FallLA Opera to Stage Ted Hearne's THE SOURCE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will continue with the west coast premiere of The Source, opening on October 19. (more...)

World's First Immersive Storytelling Festival to Hit NYC This FallWorld's First Immersive Storytelling Festival to Hit NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) today announced the debut of The Future of StoryTelling Festival (FoST FEST), taking place October 7-9 in New York City and featuring 75,000 square feet of exhibitions and other programming--including more than 50 hands-on technology demos, virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) exhibits, interactive installations, panel conversations, 360 films, games, live theater performances, and a multiperson VR theater. (more...)

ROUNDABOUT Announces 2017 SPRING GALA Will Honor FRANK LANGELLAROUNDABOUT Announces 2017 SPRING GALA Will Honor FRANK LANGELLA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces the 2017 Spring Gala will honor legendary four?time Tony winning stage and film actor Frank Langella with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 27, 2017 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). (more...)

Kate Weare Company's MARKSMAN Set for 'Works & Process' at The GuggenheimKate Weare Company's MARKSMAN Set for 'Works & Process' at The Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

On Sunday, September 18, 2016, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents excerpts of Kate Weare Company's: Marksman with an original score by saxophonist Curtis Robert Macdonald at 7:30pm. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club Pushes Back Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan LaneManhattan Theatre Club Pushes Back Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, will now take place on Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

ODC/Dance Celebrates 30 Years of THE VELVETEEN RABBITODC/Dance Celebrates 30 Years of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

ODC is pleased to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its much-loved holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit. Created and choreographed by ODC's Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson, The Velveteen Rabbit is a warm, witty interpretation of Margery Williams' time-honored children's tale. (more...)

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents SCHICK MACHINEThe Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents SCHICK MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents the music theater production Schick Machine September 23-25 on San Francisco's Z Space Main Stage prior to tour. Directed by Rinde Eckert virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick inhabits a fantastical stage filled with huge invented instruments and sound sculptures - including the Hurdy Grande, the Tumbler, the Field of Flowers and the Peacock (a deconstructed pipe organ). After the performance, the audience is invited onstage to engage and explore a kind of audio "maker" sound and visual domain. The production was described at its debut as 'fresh and surprising...often mind-blowing' LA Times (more...)

Shen Wei's NEITHER to Make World Premiere at BAM This FallShen Wei's NEITHER to Make World Premiere at BAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The multiple award-winning talents of Shen Wei, whose choreography has been seen in major venues and festivals throughout the world and whose paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, converge on BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House stage in the world premiere of 'Neither,' October 5-8. (more...)

Music Series, Film Festival, TEKNOPOLIS and More Set for 2016-17 BAMkids LineupMusic Series, Film Festival, TEKNOPOLIS and More Set for 2016-17 BAMkids Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) announces the 2016/17 BAMkids full season of programming as part of its year-round arts events for kids and families. (more...)

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