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Guest Blog: Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher On COMING CLEANGuest Blog: Director Adam Spreadbury-Maher On COMING CLEAN
by Guest Blog: Adam Spreadbury-Maher - Jul 20, 2017

I wanted to direct Coming Clean for the King's Head Theatre because I think it's a beautiful piece of work by a wonderful playwright. I'm astonished that it's not had a major London revival in the 35 years since the original production at the Bush Theatre and wanted, in the 50th anniversary month of the decriminalisation of homosexuality, to introduce it to a whole new generation. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Announces 2017/2018 Season10 Hairy Legs Announces 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company extends its footprint during its sixth season of performances and educational programming, appearing in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Vermont, as well as in its home state of New Jersey.  Artistic Director Randy James noted, "We are pleased to have had such a positive and wide-reaching response from our presenting partners across the county to our vision of exploring the artistry of the male dancer. With more than 23 works in our repertory including 14 commissioned works, we bring a wealth of ways to investigate and illuminate the male role in dance today and to display the tremendous versatility of our company members while inviting interesting conversations about gender roles."  (more...)

Dance Now Announces 2017 DANCE NOW Festival, 9/6-9 at Joe's PubDance Now Announces 2017 DANCE NOW Festival, 9/6-9 at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

DANCE NOW is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2017 DANCE NOW Festival. Acclaimed for its adventurous short-takes format, the annual DANCE NOW Festival presents an eclectic array of works by some of today's most exciting dance makers. The 22nd season of this exuberant showcase will feature 40 emerging and established choreographers side by side, including DANCE NOW veterans and festival newcomers. The 2017 festival will take place Wednesday to Saturday, September 6-9, at 7pm, at Joe's Pub at The Public. A special encore performance will be presented on Thursday, September 28, at 7pm.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Dance Now Boston/NYC, David Parker's vision, now in its 4th season, to foster a choreographic bridge between Boston and New York, returns to The Dance Complex, June 16-18, 2017 for a showcase of performance and celebration. (more...)

Dance Now Boston/NYC Celebrate a Weekend Cabaret-Inspired Dance at the Dance ComplexDance Now Boston/NYC Celebrate a Weekend Cabaret-Inspired Dance at the Dance Complex
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Dance Now Boston/NYC, David Parker's vision, now in its 4th season, to foster a choreographic bridge between Boston and New York, returns to The Dance Complex, June 16-18, 2017 for a showcase of performance and celebration. Friday will feature Dance Now commissions by four Boston choreographers: Jimena Bermejo, Carey McKinley, McKersin Previlus, and Subject:Matter with Ian Berg and Sunday will offer works by New York's LMnO3 (Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, and Donnell Oakley). Saturday night presents Snap•Crackle•BANG!, a gala to benefit The Bang Group, featuring both groups and honoring PFLAG trustee and social activist Stanley N. Griffith. (more...)

Soaking WET Dance Series Begins TomorrowSoaking WET Dance Series Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, returns to intimate home base of West End Theater, May 18-21, with two different programs, two performances daily.   (more...)

Laura Peterson Presents the World Premiere of FAILURE at Judson ChurchLaura Peterson Presents the World Premiere of FAILURE at Judson Church
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Drawing from all-too-familiar experience dreaded by many, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson examines the eponymous FAILURE  in the context of both personal and national experience of America, circa 2017. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Debuts 5th Consecutive New York Season at BAM10 Hairy Legs Debuts 5th Consecutive New York Season at BAM
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company, debuts at BAM for its fifth consecutive New York Season for four performances June 8-11. Continuing to showcase the company's extensive repertory and aggressive commissioning of World Premiere Commissions, our New York Season features 2 World Premieres to bring the number of exclusive works to 14 and 4 musical scores since its founding in 2012. (more...)

Soaking WET Dance Series to Spash Back to West End Theater This MaySoaking WET Dance Series to Spash Back to West End Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, returns to intimate home base of West End Theater, May 18-21, with two different programs, two performances daily. (more...)

Laura Peterson Choreography Presents FAILURE, 6/29Laura Peterson Choreography Presents FAILURE, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Drawing from all-too-familiar experience dreaded by many, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson examines the eponymous FAILURE  in the context of both personal and national experience of America, circa 2017. The new installation/performance, showing June 29-July 1 at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, Manhattan), takes Peterson's signature formal rigor and visual wizardry to the previously unexamined territory. Tickets are available on “pay what you can” basis and can be obtained online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/failure-by-laura-peterson-choreography-tickets-32996413160 or at the door. (more...)

10HL Dance Company Returns to New Brunswick for 5th Season10HL Dance Company Returns to New Brunswick for 5th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

10 Hairy Legs returns to New Brunswick for its fifth consecutive season at a new location. Tickets for the weeknight show are $25 General Admission/Students at the Door and $20 for Artists, Students in Advance and Groups of 10 or more.  Tickets: 10HL.org. The performance features the New Jersey Premieres of 10HL 2016 Commissions by Doug Varone and Megan Williams, a Preview of a new Commission by New Jersey native Al Blackstone, and a new work choreographed by Artistic Director Randy James. (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Hilberry TheatreShakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Hilberry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Theatre and Dance at Wayne continues its 2016-17 season at the Hilberry Theatre with a dose of Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Join us for a performance about the fluidity of life and filled with longing and laughter. (more...)

Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Hilberry TheatreShakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT to Play Hilberry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Theatre and Dance at Wayne continues its 2016-17 season at the Hilberry Theatre with a dose of Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. Join us for a performance about the fluidity of life and filled with longing and laughter. (more...)

Dance Now Presents Keigwen & Company's PLACES PLEASE! At Joe's Pub, 5/4-5/6Dance Now Presents Keigwen & Company's PLACES PLEASE! At Joe's Pub, 5/4-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Dance Now continues its Dance-mopolitan Series with the premiere of Places Please!, an evening-length duet created and performed by longtime collaborators Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott of KEIGWIN + COMPANY. (more...)

Catherine Tharin Dance to Appear at Soaking WET, 2/16-19 at West End TheaterCatherine Tharin Dance to Appear at Soaking WET, 2/16-19 at West End Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, will present Catherine Tharin Dance in a program titled 'You Who Arrived' - 5 dances, 2 premieres by Tharin.   The dances that make up the full evening work are Still Center, with live music by composer John King, Dark Moons,You Who Arrived (premiere), History Doesn't End (premiere), and A Natural History, with all segments linked in their desire to reveal quiet truths.  (more...)

Soaking WET Dance Series Presents Catherine Tharin DanceSoaking WET Dance Series Presents Catherine Tharin Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, will present Catherine Tharin Dance in a program titled 'History Doesn't End,' - 4 dances, 2 premieres by Tharin.   (more...)

Dark Comedy SMART LOVE to Premiere This Month at Purple Rose TheatreDark Comedy SMART LOVE to Premiere This Month at Purple Rose Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Purple Rose Theatre Company presents 'Smart Love,' a world premiere play by Grosse Pointe native Brian Letscher. (more...)

LA LA LAND Tops 89th Annual OSCAR Nominations; Full List!LA LA LAND Tops 89th Annual OSCAR Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

This morning, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe will join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to reveal the 89th Oscars Nominations (more...)

Dark Comedy SMART LOVE to Premiere This Month at Purple Rose TheatreDark Comedy SMART LOVE to Premiere This Month at Purple Rose Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Purple Rose Theatre Company presents 'Smart Love,' a world premiere play by Grosse Pointe native Brian Letscher. (more...)

ProQuest Integrates Text and Video in Seamless Search to Improve Research ExperiencesProQuest Integrates Text and Video in Seamless Search to Improve Research Experiences
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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