Brooklyn Academy Of Music News

Choreographer Trisha Brown Dies at Age 80Choreographer Trisha Brown Dies at Age 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Choreographer Trisha Brown has died on March 18th in San Antonio, Texas, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her son, Adam Brown, his wife Erin, her four grandchildren – and by her brother Gordon Brown and sister Louisa Brown. Trisha Brown's husband, artist Burt Barr, died on November 7, 2016.  (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Play At Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, 3/30New York Theatre Ballet To Play At Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet, the foremost chamber ballet company in the United States, will return to Tarboro, North Carolina on March 30, 2017 at 7:30pm to perform in the Edgecombe Community College Performing Arts Series, bringing a program of mixed repertoire. NYTB has performed in the series annually for the past four years. (more...)

Carey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the HelmCarey Perloff to Depart American Conservatory Theater After 25 Years at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After 25 years at the helm, Carey Perloff, artistic director at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), announced today that she will be departing the Bay Area's premier nonprofit theater organization following the conclusion of the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Ain Gordon & Josh Quillen's RADICALS IN MINIATURE to Premiere at BACAin Gordon & Josh Quillen's RADICALS IN MINIATURE to Premiere at BAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents a World Premiere from playwright and director Ain Gordon, written and directed in partnership with percussionist and composer Josh Quillen. (more...)

Tenor Todd Wilander, Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum and the ARK Trio Take the Stage in PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 4/3 in NYCTenor Todd Wilander, Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum and the ARK Trio Take the Stage in PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 4/3 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Monday April 3rd, at 12:30 PM, the New York classical music series "PREformances with Allison Charney" will present Metropolitan Opera stars' tenor Todd Wilander and countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum in a scintillating concert of arias and duets from masterworks by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.  The program will also feature contemporary classical compositions for voice, cello and piano by Michael Ching and Moshe Knoll, performed by musicians of the ARK Trio, soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Reiko Uchida. Also featured will be PREformances collaborative pianist Craig Ketter. The concert takes place at the JCC Manhattan, home to the intimate 150 seat Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium and the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas. (more...)

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Announces NYC Lineup at BAM Fisher, 5/16-21Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana Announces NYC Lineup at BAM Fisher, 5/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana today announced the program for its annual New York City season, May 16–21, 2017, at BAM Fisher. (more...)

Brooklyn Center For Performing Arts Presents Return Of STEP AFRIKA!, 4/1Brooklyn Center For Performing Arts Presents Return Of STEP AFRIKA!, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season with the much-anticipated return of Step Afrika! on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Urban Bush Women in WALKING WITH 'TRANEThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Urban Bush Women in WALKING WITH 'TRANE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Bringing their signature style of vivid, strong, and intelligent dance to the Eisenhower Theater, Urban Bush Women returns to the Kennedy Center for the first time since 2008 with the evening-length work, Walking with 'Trane for two performances, April 7 and 8, 2017. Created by co-choreographers Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Samantha Speis and dramaturg Talvin Wilks in collaboration with the company,Walking with 'Trane is inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of mid-century jazz musician and composer John Coltrane, who stood at the forefront of jazz and bebop innovation in racially charged 1960's America. (more...)

FIAF presents SNOW WHITE the FALL OF THE BERLIN WALLFIAF presents SNOW WHITE the FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), are thrilled to present the US premiere of thecine-performance Snow White or the Fall of the Berlin Wall from French theater group La Cordonnerie on Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19 at 2pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Madison & Park Avenue). (more...)

Fiona Shaw, Michael Bierut and More Set for Onassis Cultural Center's Spring ProgramsFiona Shaw, Michael Bierut and More Set for Onassis Cultural Center's Spring Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, the Onassis Cultural Center New York will kick off a dynamic, cross-disciplinary spring season of public programs, presented in conjunction with the major new exhibition A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC - 200 AD. (more...)

A.C.T. to Present Peter Brook's BATTLEFIELD, An Adaptation of Indian Epic 'The Mahabharata'A.C.T. to Present Peter Brook's BATTLEFIELD, An Adaptation of Indian Epic 'The Mahabharata'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Following the stunning success of The Suit, which played to standing ovations and sold-out houses at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in 2014, legendary director Peter Brook returns to A.C.T. with Battlefield (April 26-May 21, 2017). (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Sound + Vision FestivalFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces Sound + Vision Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the Sound + Vision Festival, a three-day showcase celebrating the enduring and mutually enriching relationship between cinema and music, April 7-9. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE OBJECT LESSON Director David Neumann Explains the Challenges When Faced with an Unpredictable AudienceBWW Interview: THE OBJECT LESSON Director David Neumann Explains the Challenges When Faced with an Unpredictable Audience
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 14, 2017

THE OBJECT LESSON, by Geoff Sobelle, which is now playing at the New York Theatre Workshop, is an extremely visual, tactile piece that fills the theatre with stuff and invites audience members to wander around and sort through the clutter. The piece addresses our tendencies to lean toward consumerism and materialism and our attachment to objects-what we collect and what we discard. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) present The Teens Library, an intimate afternoon of performances developed by French artist Fanny de Chaille. This interactive project presents a living teen library where visitors are invited to choose from a catalogue of "books," which are actually people. The participating teens, aged 14-17, relate their individual stories as part of the catalogue. Part of the second annual Tilt Kids Festival, The Teens Library is free and open to the public (ages 6 and up). Performances will be held on Saturday, April 8, 11am-4pm, at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy (972 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan). Some stories may contain mature content. (more...)

World Premiere of Frida Kahlo Show FRAGMENTED FRIDA Headed to BAMWorld Premiere of Frida Kahlo Show FRAGMENTED FRIDA Headed to BAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Fragmented Frida, a deeply personal account of the joys and struggles of renowned 20th Century icon, Frida Kahlo, will receive its World Premiere at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Fisher Space for eight performances, April 11th-16th. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents South Africa: Then & Now, a dynamic spring repertory that takes audience members back to the depths of Apartheid, before moving forward to the ongoing search for truth and reconciliation in a wounded country. The repertory launches with Athol Fugard's seminal masterpiece, BLOOD KNOT (March 29-April 30, 2017)-an intimate parable about a brotherhood devastated by the constraints of Apartheid-under the direction of Studio Theatre Founding Artistic Director Joy Zinoman, making her Mosaic Theater Company debut. (more...)

Three of Sacramento's Funniest Ladies are Bringing TREATMENT to B Street TheatreThree of Sacramento's Funniest Ladies are Bringing TREATMENT to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

 Three of Sacramento's funniest ladies are teaming up to write and perform their original piece, Treatment on B Street Theatre's Mainstage.  (more...)

THE ISLAND Comes to Southwark Playhouse this SpringTHE ISLAND Comes to Southwark Playhouse this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

???????A Chipping Norton Theatre and Dukes Lancaster production, this powerful drama of defiance and determination is set on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years and is based on the true story of two inmates performing Antigone, the great classical play of political protest. (more...)

David Gordon's Live ARCHIVEOGRAPHY Premieres at ODC TheaterDavid Gordon's Live ARCHIVEOGRAPHY Premieres at ODC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

ODC Theater is proud to present David Gordon and Pick Up Performance Co(s) in the world premiere of LIVE ARCHIVEOGRAPHY, a retrospective tracing five decades of the legendary theater and dance artist's work. Live Archiveography runs April 20 -22, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Apothetae and The Lark Launch Playwriting Fellowship for Disabled WritersThe Apothetae and The Lark Launch Playwriting Fellowship for Disabled Writers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Apothetae, a theater company committed to challenging perceived perceptions of the "Disabled Experience," and The Lark, a play development lab devoted to equity, community, and the power of an individual artistic voice, are thrilled to announce the launch and opening of submissions for the pilot round of The Apothetae at Lark Fellowship, made possible with leadership support from the Time Warner Foundation, and additional support from Jody Falco and Jeffrey Steinman. (more...)

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