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Tony- And Grammy-Winner Billy Porter To Host Live Out Loud's Thirteenth Annual Young Trailblazers Gala On April 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Iconic entertainer Billy Porter will headline the thirteenth annual Trailblazers Benefit Gala hosted by Live Out Loud, an nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and empowering LGBTQ youth to build a successful future by connecting them to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ community. On Monday, April 28, Porter will join more than 500 leaders in business, arts, politics, and more, to honor individuals that have made a positive impact among the LGBT youth community and recognize several remarkable young LGBT leaders with college scholarships. Proceeds of the event will go toward furthering educational programming for LGBTQ youth. (more...)

American Ballet at the MET Opera House Announces 2014 Spring Season, Box Office Opens 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

American Ballet Theatre's 2014 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 12-July 5, will be highlighted by the Company Premiere of Frederick Ashton's Cinderella and a Shakespeare Celebration to include Ashton's The Dream and Alexei Ratmansky's The Tempest. Season revivals include Leonide Massine's Gaite Parisienne and Kenneth MacMillan's Manon. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 30 at Noon. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter to Host Live Out Loud's 2014 Young Trailblazers Gala, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

The emcee for Live Out Loud's 13th Annual Young Trailblazers Gala will be Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter, star of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Cate Blanchett-Led THE MAIDS and More Set for 2014 Lincoln Center Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Nigel Redden, director of Lincoln Center Festival today announced the 2014 Festival's line-up, which runs from July 7 through August 16, 2014, with performances by artists and ensembles from 11 countries unfolding in six venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. These productions join the previously-announced Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory co-presentation of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's opera, The Passenger, performed by Houston Grand Opera, directed by David Pountney, and conducted by Patrick Summers. (more...)

CINDERELLA, THE TEMPEST and More Set for ABT's 2014 Spring Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

American Ballet Theatre's 2014 season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The season will be highlighted by the Company Premiere of Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, and a Shakespeare Celebration to include Ashton's The Dream and Alexei Ratmansky's The Tempest. Season revivals include Leonide Massine's Gaîté Parisienne and Kenneth MacMillan's Manon. (more...)

State Senator José M. Serrano Joins 'One Percent for Culture' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

As the political races throughout New York City reach their peak, candidates, thought leaders, businesses, organizations, and prominent New Yorkers are showing their support for the One Percent for Culture campaign that seeks to increase funding to the city's 1,300-plus non-profit cultural organizations. (more...)

ABT's THE NUTCRACKER to Return to BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Begin. 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

American Ballet Theatre's The Nutcracker will return to the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House for 12 performances beginning December 13, 2013, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 19, 2013 online, by phone and at the BAM box office. (more...)

Dance/NYC Launches New Yorkers for Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2013

Yesterday, at an event hosted at The Ailey Studios, Dance/NYC launched a new visibility campaign, New Yorkers for Dance. By moving the dance community and those who care about the future of the art form to offer personal video messages ('I am a New Yorker for Dance because...'), the campaign strengthens the collective voice for dance, draws attention and resources to dance artists and companies (1,200+), and lifts the field as whole. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Announces Casting for Fifth and Sixth Weeks of Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

Casting for the fifth and sixth weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2013 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

2013 CFDA Fashion Awards Shined in New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

Last night, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) paid tribute to the winners and honorees of the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards and commemorated the organization's 50th anniversary at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. TV personality and Bravo executive Andy Cohen was the host for the evening. For the twelfth year in a row, the evening was generously underwritten by Swarovski. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Ballet Theatre 2013 Opening Night Gala - Red Carpet!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

American Ballet Theatre celebrated the opening of the 2013 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House with a one-time-only opening night gala performance on Monday, May 13th. Mrs. Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy and Blaine Trump served as Honorary Chairs of this special performance featuring all of ABT's Principal Dancers. Scroll down for photos from the gala red carpet! (more...)

ABT's 2013 Spring Season Begins at the Met Opera House Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2013 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was recently announced by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The season will begin tonight, Monday, May 13 at 6:30 P.M. with the Company's Opening Night Gala, featuring a piece d'occasion choreographed by Marcelo Gomes, set to the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and danced by Julie Kent and Roberto Bolle. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre to Host 2013 Season Opening Night Gala at the Met, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2013

American Ballet Theatre celebrates the opening of the 2013 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House with a one-time-only opening night gala performance today, May 13 at 6:30pm. Caroline Kennedy and Blaine Trump will serve as Honorary Chairs of this special performance featuring all of ABT's Principal Dancers. (more...)

Alexei Ratmansky 3-Part Premiere, LE CORSAIRE and More Set for American Ballet Theatre's 2013 Season at the Met, Now thru 7/6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2013

American Ballet Theatre's 2013 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, today, May 13-July 6 will be highlighted by the World Premiere of a three-part work set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich and choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, the Company Premiere of Sir Frederick Ashton's A Month in the Country and a new production of Le Corsaire. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House are on sale now at the box office (more...)

Cast Announced for ABT's 2013 Spring Season at Met Opera House, Beg. 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2013

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2013 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Alexei Ratmansky 3-Part Premiere, LE CORSAIRE and More Set for American Ballet Theatre's 2013 Season at the Met, 5/13-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

American Ballet Theatre's 2013 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 13-July 6 will be highlighted by the World Premiere of a three-part work set to music by Dmitri Shostakovich and choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, the Company Premiere of Sir Frederick Ashton's A Month in the Country and a new production of Le Corsaire. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House are on sale now at the box office (more...)

Dance/NYC and Dance/USA Create Local-National Partnerships at 2013 Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2013

Today, at Dance/NYC's Symposium, the annual gathering of the dance field in the metropolitan area, Dance/NYC and Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, jointly discuss Dance/NYC's evolution from a branch of Dance/USA to a New York State-registered not-for-profit corporation. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre to Host 2013 Season Opening Night Gala at the Met, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2013

American Ballet Theatre celebrates the opening of the 2013 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House with a one-time-only opening night gala performance on Monday, May 13 at 6:30pm. Caroline Kennedy and Blaine Trump will serve as Honorary Chairs of this special performance featuring all of ABT's Principal Dancers. (more...)

VIDEO: Highlights from CBS's KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2012

Eminent artists, friends and peers of this year's seven honorees converged in Washington, D.C., on December 2, 2012 to present entertaining and heartfelt tributes at THE 35TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. Below, check out highlights of the special evening! (more...)

David Letterman Among Honorees for CBS's 35TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2012

Eminent artists, friends and peers of this year's seven honorees converged in Washington, D.C., last night (Dec. 2) to present entertaining and heartfelt tributes at THE 35TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Today, Dec. 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, with Caroline Kennedy as host for the 10th consecutive year. (more...)

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