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Beijing Makes History at 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeBeijing Makes History at 88th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ History was made on Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014 in the United States for the first time as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade reached across the globe, to present the ancient and contemporary culture of China's capital. One of the world's fastest rising cosmopolitan cites and tourism destination - Beijing - was united on one float at the 88 th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City before 3.5 million people during the parade and over 50 million on television. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anthony Kearns PSA for Wells of Life to be Released for ThanksgivingPhoto Flash: Anthony Kearns PSA for Wells of Life to be Released for Thanksgiving
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Wells of Life, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, is releasing a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) with a special Thanksgivings Day message by renowned tenor, Anthony Kearns. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct Clarinet Concerto as Part of NIELSEN PROJECT in 2015Alan Gilbert to Conduct Clarinet Concerto as Part of NIELSEN PROJECT in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert will conclude The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto, featuring newly appointed Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anthony Kearns Performs at 4th Annual Wells of Life Gala and AuctionPhoto Flash: Anthony Kearns Performs at 4th Annual Wells of Life Gala and Auction
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The 4th Annual Wells of Life Gala and Auction took place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Mission Viejo Country Club with the Laguna Beach 501(c) (3) nonprofit - raising record-setting gross receipts in excess of $173,000. Guests enjoyed heavy hors d'oeuvres, a no host cocktail bar, silent and live auctions, and a stunning performance by world-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Warsaw's Ester Rachel and Ida Kaminska State Jewish Theater to Make First NYC Appearance Since 1980sWarsaw's Ester Rachel and Ida Kaminska State Jewish Theater to Make First NYC Appearance Since 1980s
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The Shalom Foundation and New York's National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, currently in its historic 100th season, will present The Ester Rachel and Ida Kaminska State Jewish Theater from Warsaw, Poland to New York audiences. This is the first time the Polish Yiddish Theater company, also known as The State Jewish Theater, has toured in North America since the 1980's. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Geraldo Rivera & Alan Dershowitz Speak at ASUH GalaPhoto Coverage: Geraldo Rivera & Alan Dershowitz Speak at ASUH Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 29, 2014

The American Society of the University of Haifa held it's 2014 Gala at the American Museum of Natural History last night. Jamie deRoy was the Master of Ceremonies and introduced Ambassador Ido Aharoni,Consul General of Israel who spoke, as well as other dignitaries from the University. At the podium were Yariv Sultan VP, Professor Alfred I. Tauber, Chairman Board of Governors, and Yefet Ozery National Executive Director of ASUH. Sandra Frankel represented the Leona M. and Harry B Helmsley Charitable Trust was presented a Carmel Award of Merit by Leon H. Charney. Audrey Gruss was also presented a Carmel Award which was presented by Professor Alfred I. Tauber. There was a musical performance by Israeli artists Guy Mintus, pianist/compser and opera singer Maya Yahav Gour. (more...)

Photo Coverage: World Premiere of A VOICE AMONG THE SILENT Held in New York CityPhoto Coverage: World Premiere of A VOICE AMONG THE SILENT Held in New York City
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 20, 2014

It was fitting that the World Premiere of "A Voice Among the Silent" was held in the only United States synagogue to be honored with a papal visit in 2008, when Pope Benedict XVI was hosted by the the congregation and Rabbi Arthur Schneier. This eye opening documentary about James McDonald, the son of Catholic immigrants, was almost lost to history until his meticulously kept diaries were discovered in 2003. (more...)

The Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000The Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

OPERATHON 2014, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT, celebrated its 35th anniversary by raising more than $550,000 (gross) during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturday, October 11. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2014 Raises Over $550,000
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

OPERATHON 2014, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT, celebrated its 35th anniversary by raising more than $550,000 (gross) during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturday, October 11. (more...)

The Toronto Operetta Theatre Presents the Canadian Premiere of LA GRAN VIA, 11/2The Toronto Operetta Theatre Presents the Canadian Premiere of LA GRAN VIA, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A champion of music theatre in all its diversity, Toronto Operetta Theatrepresents the Canadian Premiere of the Spanish zarzuela, LA GRAN VIA by Chueca and Valverde onSunday, November 2, 2014 at 2 pm at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Premiered at Teatro Felipe in 1886, this renowned zarzuela is a bold mixture of comic fantasy, social comment, political satire and the indelible music of Spain. The work was inspired by the creation of a gleaming new avenue in the heart of Madrid - La Gran Via – a thoroughfare that has become as famous as London's Piccadilly or Broadway in New York. “We have taken Chueca's short form zarzuela or genero chico” says Guillermo Silva-Marin, “and added well-known works from other zarzuela masters…just as was done during that time in Madrid.” The full afternoon will be a musical revue in the grand manner of the world's most exciting entertainment centres. (more...)

World Premiere of A VOICE AMONG THE SILENT Will Be Held in NYC on 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Caroline Sorokoff, Director of the Gold Coast International Film Festival announced today that 'A Voice Among the Silent: The Legacy of James G. McDonald,' a new documentary by Shuli Eshel about James G. McDonald, a U.S. diplomat who helped rescue Jewish refugees from the Nazis, will have its world premiere in New York with two showings on October 19th and 20th, 2014. (more...)

Brush with Danger Opens To Full House In Los AngelesBrush with Danger Opens To Full House In Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Brush with Danger, produced and directed by Livi Zheng, opened to a full house. Several dignitaries were in attendance, including the Acting Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, Don Hall, Industry Veteran andformer Governor of the Oscars, President of OCA, Executive Director of Asia Society and Asian Pacific American Bar Association. (more...)

Guadalupe Rivera Marin Joins Mexican Museum's Arts & Letters CouncilGuadalupe Rivera Marin Joins Mexican Museum's Arts & Letters Council
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Mexican Museum announces the appointment of Guadalupe Rivera Marin, daughter of renowned Mexican artist Diego Rivera, to the Museum's Arts and Letters Council. Rivera Marin will serve as an honorary co-chair with acclaimed actor, director and producer Edward James Olmos. Besides being an author and lecturer, Rivera Marin is also the founder and board chair of the Diego Rivera Foundation. (more...)

LACO A LA CARTE to Pair Chamber Music and Global Cuisine in Fall 2014 Fundraiser SeriesLACO A LA CARTE to Pair Chamber Music and Global Cuisine in Fall 2014 Fundraiser Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

'LACO a la carte,' five intimate, elegant fundraising events presented by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, pair exclusive musical performances with delectable international cuisine in the spectacular private homes of the Consuls General of Australia, Austria, Finland, France and Germany. (more...)

Board Chair of The Mexican Museum Meets with Mexico's President Enrique Peña NietoBoard Chair of The Mexican Museum Meets with Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

The Mexican Museum, the premier West Coast museum of Mexican, Mexican-American, Chicano, Latin American and Latino art, culture and heritage, announces that Andrew Kluger, Chairman of the Museum's Board of Directors, has returned from a trip to Mexico where he met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. The purpose of the trip was to promote The Mexican Museum and inform President Peña Nieto and other government and civic leaders about the Museum's new building project and to invite them to the groundbreaking ceremony slated for early 2015. (more...)

Deeply Rooted and Durban's Flatfoot Dance Co. Partner for JOMBA! InitiativeDeeply Rooted and Durban's Flatfoot Dance Co. Partner for JOMBA! Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT), which creates world-class dance inspired by the African Diaspora in a community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships and sharing common values through engaging in dance, announces the second in a three-year collaboration with Flatfoot Dance Company of Durban, South Africa, under the banner The JOMBA! Initiative. The goal of The JOMBA! Initiative is to develop a long-term cultural exchange between the two dance organizations that fosters artistic creativity, professional development and employment opportunities, with the shared aim of using dance as a medium to engage in constructive social change. (more...)

Photo Flash: An International Evening of Music and Remembrance Celebrating the Voices of Holocaust Survivors Through PerformancePhoto Flash: An International Evening of Music and Remembrance Celebrating the Voices of Holocaust Survivors Through Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Nearly eleven hundred people filled Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre on Friday evening, June 13, 2014 for an International Evening of Music and Remembrance honoring Holocaust survivor and member of the Dutch Resistance, Curt Lowens, who saved 125 Jewish children and two downed American pilots during the Holocaust. Composer Sharon Farber's Bestemming: Concerto for Cello, Orchestra and Narration, which Curt Lowens served as the inspiration for, was performed with Lowens appearing as the Narrator, along with Ruslan Biryukov who appeared as the Cello Soloist, supported by the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra led by Conductor Frank Fetta. (more...)

Malcolm Gets and Maryann Plunkett Join THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE! at Irish Rep, 6/9Malcolm Gets and Maryann Plunkett Join THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE! at Irish Rep, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Irish Repertory Theatre presents THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOEWE, this season's Benefit Gala production, on Monday, June 9th at 7 PM at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). (more...)

Joel Grey, Melissa Errico, Max von Essen & More Set for Irish Rep's Annual Benefit Gala, 6/9Joel Grey, Melissa Errico, Max von Essen & More Set for Irish Rep's Annual Benefit Gala, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces its Annual Benefit Gala, THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOWE, a one-night-only celebration of one of Broadway's most beloved musical duos, featuring songs from hit shows such as MY FAIR LADY, GIGI, CAMLEOT, PAINT YOUR WAGON, and BRIGADOON performed by a galaxy of Broadway stars. THE SPECTACULAR SONGS OF LERNER AND LOWE, written and directed by Charlotte Moore, will take place on Monday, June 9th at 7 PM at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). (more...)

COMMUNIQUE N°10 Opens Tonight at the Cutting Ball TheaterCOMMUNIQUE N°10 Opens Tonight at the Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 15th season with the American Premiere of COMMUNIQUE N°10 by French playwright Samuel Gallet, in a translation by Cutting Ball Artistic director Rob Melrose, who also helms this new work. Featuring Damien Seperi, Ponder Goddard, Maura Halloran, Wiley Naman Strasser, Paris Hunter Paul, Hugo Cabajal, and Aaron Malberg, COMMUNIQUE N°10 plays tonight, April 25 through May 25 (Press opening: May 1) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

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