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The Houston Symphony Presents WATTS PLAYS RACHMANINOFF 2, 9/19-21The Houston Symphony Presents WATTS PLAYS RACHMANINOFF 2, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

On September 19, 20 and 21, the Houston Symphony will kick off its 101st season of classical subscription concerts, the first with Andres Orozco-Estrada as Music Director, in a performance of Rachmaninoff's deeply romantic Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring renowned pianist Andre Watts making his Houston return. Enduringly popular since its 1901 debut, the concerto's themes have found fame in movies such as Brief Encounter, The Seven Year Itch and the popular song 'All by Myself.' (more...)

Ira Glass to Bring Newest Live Show to Houston, 9/20Ira Glass to Bring Newest Live Show to Houston, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host featuring Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass will make its Houston debut Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 8 p.m., in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Announces 2014 Concerto Night Soloists; Concert Set for 7/19Music Academy of the West Announces 2014 Concerto Night Soloists; Concert Set for 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Having bested the field at this year's Concerto Competition Finals, three accomplished instrumentalists will take featured turns as soloists with the Academy Festival Orchestra under the baton of New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein at the Granada Theatre on Saturday, July 19. Beginning at 8 pm, the concert will conclude with a performance of Tchaikovsky's soaring Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

THIS AMERICAN LIFE's Ira Glass Hoping to Play BroadwayTHIS AMERICAN LIFE's Ira Glass Hoping to Play Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Ira Glass, host of This American Life, have been working together to combine two art forms that - as Ira puts it - "have no business being together - dance and radio." The result is a funny, lively and heartfelt evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall- . In a recent interview with the New York Times, Glass reveals that he'd like to bring the show to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Salutes Susan Stroman at New Dramatists Gala!Photo Coverage: Broadway Salutes Susan Stroman at New Dramatists Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2014

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, just honored five-time Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman with their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 65th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. Among the Stroman collaborators offering tributes was Theatre World Award winning actor Jason Danieley (Next to Normal, Curtains, The Full Monty, Candide) and New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck performing a selection from Little Dancer, Taylor Mac performing a selection from The Last Two People on Earth, Tony nominee Marin Mazzie performing from Bullets Over Broadway; and Contact collaborator John Weidman, Karen Ziemba performing a selection from Crazy For You, and cast members from The Scottsboro Boys: John Cullum, Brandon Victor Dixon, Shavey Brown, Max Kumangai, James T. Lane, Deandre Leatherbury, J.C. Montgomery, Justin Prescott, Clinton Roane, and David Bazemore. The event co-chairs are Letty Aronson, Roy Furman, and Julian Schlossberg. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Head to Toe Fashions at the New Dramatists Gala!Photo Coverage: Head to Toe Fashions at the New Dramatists Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2014

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, just honored five-time Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman with their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 65th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. Among the Stroman collaborators offering tributes was Theatre World Award winning actor Jason Danieley (Next to Normal, Curtains, The Full Monty, Candide) and New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck performing a selection from Little Dancer, Taylor Mac performing a selection from The Last Two People on Earth, Tony nominee Marin Mazzie performing from Bullets Over Broadway; and Contact collaborator John Weidman, Karen Ziemba performing a selection from Crazy For You, and cast members from The Scottsboro Boys: John Cullum, Brandon Victor Dixon, Shavey Brown, Max Kumangai, James T. Lane, Deandre Leatherbury, J.C. Montgomery, Justin Prescott, Clinton Roane, and David Bazemore. The event co-chairs are Letty Aronson, Roy Furman, and Julian Schlossberg. (more...)

New Dramatists to Honor Susan Stroman at 65th Annual Spring Luncheon TomorrowNew Dramatists to Honor Susan Stroman at 65th Annual Spring Luncheon Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

NEW DRAMATISTS,Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premiere playwright development workshop, will honor five-time Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman with their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at its 65th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The sold out event will be held tomorrow, today, May 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis. (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance to Present EQUIVOCATION, 5/23-31UCSB Theater/Dance to Present EQUIVOCATION, 5/23-31
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Prepare to be enchanted in this spectacle of a show, Bill Cain's, 2009 drama, Equivocation. Cain writes this daring masterpiece of a complex period involving the famed William Shakespeare. An erudite scholar and playwright of the time period, Cain delves into a clever yet intelligent fictional story, based on historical events. Directed by UCSB's own, Professor of Theater and Director of the BFA Actor Training Program, Irwin Appel, this intelligent play is about bonding friendship and commitment to each other, focusing on what lasts. This cinematic, dramatic show includes hangings and beheadings, demanding yet creating, a magnificent work of art. (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance Presents THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, Now thru 2/22UCSB Theater/Dance Presents THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, Now thru 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Imagine the fairytale stories you heard in your childhood. It's easy to dismiss those stories as fantasy now, as an adult. But, what if those stories began to come to life as true? In a production in which the fairytale world underlies, leaks through and eventually overtakes real life, award-winning director Tom Whitaker and the cast of six young women bring to the stage Meg Miroshnik's play, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls. (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance to Present THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, 2/14-22UCSB Theater/Dance to Present THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, 2/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Imagine the fairytale stories you heard in your childhood. It's easy to dismiss those stories as fantasy now, as an adult. But, what if those stories began to come to life as true? In a production in which the fairytale world underlies, leaks through and eventually overtakes real life, award-winning director Tom Whitaker and the cast of six young women bring to the stage Meg Miroshnik's play, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls. (more...)

Ira Glass and More in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST Come to Denver Center, TodayIra Glass and More in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST Come to Denver Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Ira Glass of "This American Life" joined forces with Monica Bill Barnes & Company for an evening dance and radio in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bassplays The Buell Theatre December 7. (more...)

Ira Glass and More in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST Come to Denver Center, 12/1Ira Glass and More in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST Come to Denver Center, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Ira Glass of "This American Life" joined forces with Monica Bill Barnes & Company for an evening dance and radio in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bassplays The Buell Theatre December 7. (more...)

James Gaffigan Leads Academy Festival Orchestra's Summer Finale, TodayJames Gaffigan Leads Academy Festival Orchestra's Summer Finale, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

James Gaffigan, whose dazzling performances on many of the world's marquee stages have prompted critics to declare him the most talented young American conductor working today, will lead the Academy Festival Orchestra in its final concert of the 2013 Summer Festival season at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre today, August 10. Featuring a program of grand Romantic works punctuating this year's Festival theme of “Magic, Legend, and Ritual” – including the overture to Wagner's Rienzi, songs from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique – the concert will begin at 8 pm. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

James Gaffigan Leads Academy Festival Orchestra's Summer Finale, 8/10James Gaffigan Leads Academy Festival Orchestra's Summer Finale, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

James Gaffigan, whose dazzling performances on many of the world's marquee stages have prompted critics to declare him the most talented young American conductor working today, will lead the Academy Festival Orchestra in its final concert of the 2013 Summer Festival season at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre on Saturday, August 10. Featuring a program of grand Romantic works punctuating this year's Festival theme of “Magic, Legend, and Ritual” – including the overture to Wagner's Rienzi, songs from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique – the concert will begin at 8 pm. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb's Last Work THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Cuts Like a Knife at the AhmansonBWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb's Last Work THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Cuts Like a Knife at the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - May 31, 2013

Leave it to Kander and Ebb to create The Scottsboro Boys, a monstrously humane musical in the guise of a minstrel show. After all, it's what they are most famous for: taking headline news - the darker, the better - and turning it upside down inside out it with an unexpectedly entertaining structure. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in LAReview Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in LA
by Review Roundups - May 31, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys' opened on May 29th at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center and runs through June 30, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys' with music and lyrics by Kander & Ebb (writers of 'Chicago,' 'Cabaret,' 'Zorba' and more) and book by David Thompson, directed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, celebreated its opening night at the Ahmanson Theatre last night, May 29th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below, featuring celebrity guests Paula Abdul, Angela Bassett, Brely Evans, Zoela Gaye, Jason George, Kearran Giovanni, Sam Harris, Regina King, Kenny Lattimore, Dawnn Lewis, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Clifton Powell, Barry Shabaka Henley, Calvin Sykes, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Terri White, Kym Whitley and more! (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opens 5/29 in LATHE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opens 5/29 in LA
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

"The Scottsboro Boys" opens Wednesday, May 29 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. CTG's production of Kander and Ebb's bold and wildly entertaining musical, with book by David Thompson, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winning Susan Stroman, continues through June 30, 2013. (Previews May 21-28.) (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gilbert L. Bailey II, David Bazemore and More in CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYSPhoto Flash: First Look at Gilbert L. Bailey II, David Bazemore and More in CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys' is currently running at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 29 and performances run through June 30, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gilbert L. Bailey II, David Bazemore and More in CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYSPhoto Flash: First Look at Gilbert L. Bailey II, David Bazemore and More in CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys' begins previews tonight, May 21 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 29 and performances run through June 30, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

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