Duke University News


by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Classical singer/musical actress, Aimee Marcoux-Spurlock, whose true-life story will come to the big screen in 2017, will make her Metropolitan Room debut on February 3rd with Women of Bilbao, a collection of Kurt Weill's compositions from his 12-tone Weimar period to his more lush Broadway compositions. Marcoux-Spurlock has performed over fifty operatic, musical theater and oratorio roles with leading orchestras and opera companies across the globe. The Women of Bilbao repertoire will include 'Surabaya Johnny' from Happy End, 'Moon of Alabama,' from The Rise and Fall of the City ofMahagonny and 'That's Him' from One Touch of Venus. The singer will be joined by Doug Martin as Pianist/ Conductor (Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme on Broadway).  (more...)

STATE OF THE ARTS NYC to Examine Our Country's Political IdentitySTATE OF THE ARTS NYC to Examine Our Country's Political Identity
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

WBAI's State of the Arts NYC host/producer Savona Bailey-McClain will ask artists, academicians and museum directors in the coming days, to talk freely about the direction our nation needs to travel before the incoming administration on January 20th. The show will address demographic shifts, views on contemporary and American folk art, architecture and performance art. (more...)

Pay By Group Hires Juliana Taylor to Head Business Development TeamPay By Group Hires Juliana Taylor to Head Business Development Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

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ABC Announces Expert Mentors & Judges for Upcoming Competition Series THE TOY BOXABC Announces Expert Mentors & Judges for Upcoming Competition Series THE TOY BOX
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

ABC's THE TOY BOX announced the mentors and judges who will select the winning toy to be made by Mattel and sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us after the series finale. (more...)

Megan Kelly to Exit FOX News; Joins NBC as Daytime News AnchorMegan Kelly to Exit FOX News; Joins NBC as Daytime News Anchor
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Megyn Kelly, one of America's most prominent news anchors, will join NBC News, it was announced today by Andrew Lack, Chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Today, Charlene Hill Fadirepo, Founder and CEO of SmartChoiceNation (SCN), has confirmed that her brand new children's book on money management 'Ayo's Money Jar' is available now in paperback via Amazon.com. The book follows its main character, Ayo, a smart, curious little boy, growing up in a multicultural family. In the story, Ayo helps his parents around the house and learns a lasting lesson about money management. (more...)

Yoga's Benefits Being Researched In Many Government Funded Projects Across USAYoga's Benefits Being Researched In Many Government Funded Projects Across USA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Various US universities-medical/clinical centers-hospitals are undertaking research projects exploring yoga's possible help in treatment of various illnesses, according to a database published on US National Institutes of Health (NIH) website. (more...)

TBC Bank of Georgia Increases Loan Approval Rate by 40 Percent Using FICO TechnologyTBC Bank of Georgia Increases Loan Approval Rate by 40 Percent Using FICO Technology
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

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Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University Presents 11th Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University Presents 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford's 2016/17 Rough Reading Series present early draft  readings on January 23 & 24 of THIRD EYE MOONWALK  by Jon Bernson, a  PF Resident Playwright. The readings of THIRD EYE MOONWALK are on Monday, January 23 2017 - 7:30 pm at Stanford and Tuesday January 24 2017 - 2:00 pm at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

WUTHERING HEIGHTS Opera Makes Opera News' Top 10; Blanton Alspaugh Nominated for GrammyWUTHERING HEIGHTS Opera Makes Opera News' Top 10; Blanton Alspaugh Nominated for Grammy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

 The Florentine Opera's original recording of Wuthering Heights makes Opera News' 10 Best in Opera recordings of the Year in 2016. Read more at OperaNews.com. (more...)

World Premiere of New Play Based on Duke University Pornstar Belle Knox EXPOSEDWorld Premiere of New Play Based on Duke University Pornstar Belle Knox EXPOSED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Exposed, written in collaboration with Kristin J. Heckler, Jacob-Sebastian Phillips, Sarah Raimondi, and Pauline Sherrow, will have its World Premiere on February 2 at The Sonnet Theater at The Producer's Club. The limited run is directed by the Artistic Director of Recognize Theatre, Kristin J. Heckler. The play is based on Miriam Weeks who is best known by her stage name Belle Knox. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens 2017 Season with GROUNDEDSecond Thought Theatre Opens 2017 Season with GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Second Thought Theatre opens its gripping 2017 season with the area premiere of Grounded by George Brandt. STT Artistic Director Alex Organ returns to directing for the company for the first time since 2014's production of Cock. This year he directs the one-woman show portraying a female fighter pilot navigating the clash between a career in the typically masculine world of modern warfare and the more traditional role of wife and mother. Grounded begins with previews on Wednesday, January 11 and runs through Saturday, February 4. All performances of Grounded will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Grounded can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, January 24-February 11, 2017, featuring Russian-born Semyon Bychkov conducting works by Tchaikovsky as well as composers he was influenced by and whom he influenced, with piano soloists Yefim Bronfman and Kirill Gerstein. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla PlayhouseHeidi Blickenstaff, Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the two lead roles for its upcoming production of Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running January 31 - March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

O'Neill Center to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Moscow Art Theater SemesterO'Neill Center to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Moscow Art Theater Semester
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrates the 25th anniversary of the National Theater Institute's Moscow Art Theater Semester (MATS). (more...)

Teri Bibb and More Set for Family Friendly Holiday Concerts at Rubicon Theatre CompanyTeri Bibb and More Set for Family Friendly Holiday Concerts at Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company makes the holidays merry and musical with special concerts at the theatre for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company Continues Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYSAbingdon Theatre Company Continues Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS by Caroline V. McGraw, author of Ultimate Beauty Bible (Page 73), on Thursday, December 15 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Danya Taymor is set to direct. (more...)

Kenyon Phillips to Star in Jason Craig & Dave Malloy's BEARDO Off-Broadway This WinterKenyon Phillips to Star in Jason Craig & Dave Malloy's BEARDO Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced Beardo, with book and lyrics by Jason Craig (Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage), music by Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), and directed by Ellie Heyman (The Traveling Imaginary). Beardo will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church (155 Milton Street, Brooklyn - G Train, Greenpoint Stop). (more...)

Folk-Rock Sextet Delta Rae Brings Winter Acoustic Tour to SOPACFolk-Rock Sextet Delta Rae Brings Winter Acoustic Tour to SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Delta Rae, the North Carolina Folk-Rock sextet is bringing their big vocals and percussion to South Orange Performing Arts Center on December 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Paul Dewitt Carrington Shares A LUCKY LAWYER'S LIFEPaul Dewitt Carrington Shares A LUCKY LAWYER'S LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Paul Dewitt Carrington's father enjoyed an eminent career as a Dallas lawyer while his uncle, Charles McCormick achieved fame as a law professor. Inspired by their two examples, the author embarked in 1957 on a career as a law professor, sometime lawyer, and advocate of diverse law reforms. (more...)

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