Christine C. Quinn News

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Receives NEA Challenge America Fast-Track Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is one of 150 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America Fast-Track grant. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is recommended for a $10,000 grant to support their April 27, 2014 presentation of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra's A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. (more...)

New York Live Arts to Present FRESH TRACKS, 12/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

New York Live Arts will present Fresh Tracks, the latest installment of the Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program, December 19 - 21 at 7:30pm. The 2013-14 Fresh Tracks Artists include Martita Abril, Maximilian Balduzzi, Ben Grinberg and Nick Gillette, Daniel Holt, Leslie Parker and Gabrielle Revlock. (more...)

New York City Opera and BAM Present U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, tonight, September 17 and September 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. (more...)

New York City Opera and BAM Present U.S. Premiere of ANNA NICOLE Opera, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

New York City Opera's 2013-14 season and BAM's 2013 Next Wave Festival begin with the U.S. premiere of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith. This highly anticipated co-production includes seven performances at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, on September 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 27, and 28 at 7:30pm. Individual tickets are on sale August 12 (August 5 for Friends of BAM) at BAM.org or through BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts 2013-14 Season to Include THE SLEEPING BEAUTY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 world dance series. Since the inception of the dance series in 1966, more than 175 regional, national and international companies have premiered new works. This year's lineup includes Savion Glover's newest show STEPZ, the Nai-Ni Chin Dance Company performing a Lunar New Year Celebration, the Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia, and the Russian National Ballet Theatre's production of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY. These companies reflect the artistic excellence and cultural diversity to which Brooklyn Center is dedicated. Tickets to Brooklyn Center's world dance series range from $30-$45 with a 50% discount for children ages 12 and under. (more...)

Theatreworks USA's New Children's Musical THE CIVIL WAR Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Theatreworks USA's THE CIVIL WAR begins performances tonight, Monday, July 15, 2013 at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) and continues through Friday, August 16, 2013. Opening night is set for Thursday, July 18 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Jon Yanofsky Named New Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Jon Yanofsky, a seasoned performing arts and nonprofit professional, has been named Director of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Brooklyn. (more...)

NYC Public School Students Present SHOW UP! 2013 for ENACT Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Approximately 100 New York City public school students will take the stage, alongside professional actors working as teaching artists in the ENACT Dropout Prevention Program, to present the SHOW UP! 2013, ENACT's 6th annual evening of original dramatic performances that depict the obstacles to staying in school. The performance will take place tonight, May 16, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the High School of Hospitality Management, located on West 50th St. between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan. The event will be preceded by a reception at 5:15 PM. This year's program will address conflict and violence, hope and solutions. (more...)

Jim Stanek and More Set for Theatreworks USA's New Children's Musical THE CIVIL WAR, 7/15-8/16
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, has announced the Off-Broadway premiere of the new children's musical THE CIVIL WAR. as the 25th Anniversary production of the company's annual Free Summer Theatre Program. (more...)

NYC Public School Students to Present SHOW UP! 2013 for ENACT, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

Approximately 100 New York City public school students will take the stage, alongside professional actors working as teaching artists in the ENACT Dropout Prevention Program, to present the SHOW UP! 2013, ENACT's 6th annual evening of original dramatic performances that depict the obstacles to staying in school. The performance will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the High School of Hospitality Management, located on West 50th St. between 10th and 11th Avenues in Manhattan. The event will be preceded by a reception at 5:15 PM. This year's program will address conflict and violence, hope and solutions. (more...)

Michael Moore, Morgan Spurlock and More Attend DCTV's Groundbreaking in NYC
by Movies News Desk - May 07, 2013

Earlier today New York City officials Kate Levin, Scott Stringer, Margaret Chin and Gale Brewer were joined by acclaimed filmmakers Michael Moore (Bowling For Columbine); Matthew O'Neill (China's Unnatural Disaster, Redemption), and Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) at a ceremony to mark the groundbreaking of Downtown Community Television Center's new documentary-only theater. The groundbreaking marks a significant milestone for Downtown Community Television (DCTV), a cultural fixture in Lower Manhattan since 1972 founded by the award-winning filmmaking team Jon Alpert & Keiko Tsuno. (more...)

THIRTEEN to Bring Broadway's ANNIE to NYC Classrooms as Part of Education Initiative
by TV News Desk - Apr 09, 2013

THIRTEEN, New York's flagship public media provider, and Arielle Tepper Madover Productions will bring hands-on theater education experiences to New York City students through the latest component of a three-part education initiative - Made up of audience development, an interactive website and a PBS documentary film airing this June - that strives to make the Broadway revival of ANNIE much more than an exciting new production of a classic musical. Through partnerships with the New York City's Department of Education's Office of the Arts and the Collaborative Arts Project 21 (CAP21), a Manhattan-based non-profit arts education organization, and with generous support from the New York City Council, a unique audience development program will immerse public school educators and underserved students from across the city in the art of musical theater. (more...)

THE WEST POINT CONCERT BAND Cancelled at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) has announced that The West Point Concert Band will no longer perform at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, April 28, 2013. (more...)

Dirty Sock Funtime Band Performs Family Concert at The Jewish Museum, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

The Dirty Sock Funtime Band performs a concert for families at The Jewish Museum on Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 pm. Nominated Best Kid's Band by Time Out New York Kids, this high energy group brings a carnival atmosphere to its performance, filled with call backs, sing-alongs, dance-alongs and jam-alongs. To celebrate the holiday of Purim, kids are invited to come in costume and dance to such klezmer rock songs as ClownaHagila. Members of the band include lead singer Michael Messer, Adam Jacobs aka Mr. Clown; guitarists Stephen Jacobs and Bill 'Billy Z.' Phillips; bass guitarist Jasper Leak; drummer Sean Dixon; clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Thomson; and dancer Annie Elmer. This concert is for children age 3 and up. (more...)

Movement Makers Dance Workshop and Gallery Tour for Children Set for the Jewish Museum, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2013

The Jewish Museum is offering Movement Makers, a dance workshop and gallery tour on Sunday, February 17 at 10:30 am. Participants can explore creativity through movement with dancer Ashton McCullough, learning expressive techniques for putting the body in motion. This specially created program for children ages 8 to 12 is inspired by the Museum's current exhibition, Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol. (more...)

Music for Aardvarks Perform Family Concerts at The Jewish Museum, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

David Weinstone and The Music for Aardvarks Band will perform two concerts for kids at The Jewish Museum on Sunday, February 10 at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. Families will hear favorite songs that celebrate being a kid in New York City such asCity Kid, Taxi, Jack Hammer Joe and Modern Art. David Weinstone, founder of Music for Aardvarks, explains, 'our shows are rockin', and we try to have as much audience participation as possible. We've even had kids come up on stage with us to sing or dance.' (more...)

The Pop Ups - Radio Jungle Plays the Jewish Museum, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

The Jewish Museum is presenting The Pop Ups - Radio Jungle, a concert for families on Sunday, February 3 at 2:00 pm. Concert attendees will enjoy a musical romp set in an imaginary world of mermaids, treasure maps, gigantic crayons and glowing constellations brought to life through cardboard props, hand-painted sets, and a colorful cast of original puppets. Featured songs are from The Pop Ups' new album, Radio Jungle, nominated for a 2013 GRAMMY Award for Best Children's Album. This program is recommended for children ages 2 to 7. (more...)

Google Teams with Chelsea Improvement Company to Provide FREE WiFi in Chelsea, NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

Google and The Chelsea Improvement Company have announced they have partnered to provide free public WiFi internet access in southwest Chelsea, which will provide free Internet access to hundreds of thousands of people each year. It will become the first wired neighborhood in Manhattan and the largest contiguous WiFi network in New York City. (more...)

Music Classes for Toddlers Set for 1/29-3/19 at the Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2012

Beginning January 29, The Jewish Museum will present Music Off the Wall, a new music and art series for toddlers on eight Tuesdays from 9:45 to 10:30 am. Led by musician and museum educator Mark Dzula, leader of the innovative and one-of-a-kind kid's band Jukebox Radio, this series offers a hip and playful blend of looking at art through a musical lens. Toddlers and their adult companions can discover fun ways to explore the Museum's galleries together through song, movement and hands-on activities. This series is designed for children ages 2 to 3. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents THE COLONIAL NUTCRACKER Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2012

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2012-2013 season with its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester'sThe Colonial Nutcracker today, December 16, 2012 at 2pm. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. (more...)

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