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C. Nicole Mason to Speak at Brooklyn Community Services' Youth Action SummitC. Nicole Mason to Speak at Brooklyn Community Services' Youth Action Summit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Critical issues facing at-risk youth in Brooklyn's low-income neighborhoods will be examined at Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) Youth Action Summit: Voices for the Future of Brooklyn, a panel discussion and youth action resource hub. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HIGHWAYMEN at History TheatreBWW Review: THE HIGHWAYMEN at History Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Feb 13, 2017

Hats off to the artists seeking a theatrical way to tell the story of how one thriving African-American community was demolished in order to build part of the Eisenhower era highway system. The city here is Saint Paul, MN, but similar history can be found in plenty of places: Charlotte, NC; Baltimore, MD; Pittsburgh, PA, among them. That's the matter at the heart of a new play, THE HIGHWAYMEN, at the History Theater, directed by Jamil Jude. (more...)

Opera Parallele Names Debbie Chinn Executive DirectorOpera Parallele Names Debbie Chinn Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Opera Parallele (OP) has named national non-profit arts leader Debbie Chinn as its new Executive Director, Board of Directors Chairman Robert Rippshas announced. Ms. Chinn comes to Opera Parallele having served as Executive Director of the prestigious Carmel Bach Festival since 2012 and following previous positions at organizations including the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, California Shakespeare Theater (CalShakes) and others. (more...)

BWW Review: A LITTLE PRINCESS at Wilmington Drama LeagueBWW Review: A LITTLE PRINCESS at Wilmington Drama League
by Rosanne DellAversano - Dec 30, 2016

A LITTLE PRINCESS - Separated from her father and the openhearted Africans who have helped him raise her, young Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London. When things go badly for her there, her imaginative powers come to the rescue. (more...)

BREAKING! John Hancock Announces Elite Athletes in the 2017 Boston Marathon - Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan and More!BREAKING! John Hancock Announces Elite Athletes in the 2017 Boston Marathon - Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

BOSTON, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ John Hancock Financial today announced the U.S. Elite Team for the Boston Marathon on April 17, 2017. The exceptional team, recruited to compete with a deep international field, includes the men's 2014 champion Meb Keflezighi, four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, two-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp, and two-time Olympian Desiree Linden. Olympians Jared Ward and Abdi Abdirahman are also in the field, as are Lindsay Flanagan, Clara Santucci (ne Grandt), Shadrack Biwott, Esther Atkins, and Sean Quigley. Additionally, track standout Jordan Hasay will make her marathon debut at Boston. Collectively, the 12-member John Hancock Elite U.S. Team has competed and won medals in Olympic, World and Pan American Championships, and all bring strong credentials to compete for the win at the 121st running of the Boston Marathon. (more...)

Photo Flash: STRONGER TOGETHER: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF UNITY Raises Money for ACLUPhoto Flash: STRONGER TOGETHER: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF UNITY Raises Money for ACLU
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2016

'Stronger Together: A Musical Celebration Of Unity', held on the coldest night of the year at The West End in New York City, brought together dozens of artists and raised hundreds of dollars for the American Civil Liberties Union.  (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak PerformancesRichard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Over the last few years, Peak Performances has become a New York / New Jersey home for the work of Richard Alston Dance Company (RADC), one of Britain's foremost contemporary dance companies. (more...)

Nicholas Mcgegan Brings the Best of Bach and Handel to the Pasadena Symphony for BAROQUE CONNECTIONSNicholas Mcgegan Brings the Best of Bach and Handel to the Pasadena Symphony for BAROQUE CONNECTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Start your New Year off right with the Pasadena Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan as he delivers Baroque Connections: Bach & Handel, on January 21, 2017 at Ambassador Auditorium. Highly regarded as "one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation" (London Independent), the two-time Grammy nominee will jump start the new year as only he can with his historical performance practice bringing a wealth of experience to this quintessential Baroque repertoire. "He's a dynamo, a true animator, an energiser and an ignition point from which music can take off and take wing" (Herald Scotland). Don't miss this chance to witness the "King" of Baroque interpretation at his finest, as he applies his special craft to the genius of these two Baroque masters. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces Final Extension of PETER AND THE STARCATCHERArtsWest Announces Final Extension of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

In response to continued strong ticket sales and critical acclaim, ArtsWest will further extend the run of Peter and the Starcatcher through Friday, December 30. The additional performances are scheduled for Wednesday 12/28, Thursday 12/29and Friday 12/30 at 7:30pm. Tickets for the added performances can be purchased immediately at artswest.org. (more...)

Indie Pop Aces Sky-Pony to Hit the Stage at The Sheen Center This WinterIndie Pop Aces Sky-Pony to Hit the Stage at The Sheen Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

On Saturday January 28, cult-hit Brooklyn rockers Sky-Pony will hit the stage at The Sheen Center as part of its Convergences series. (more...)

BWW Review: SUMMER RAIN is Simply Charming Home-Grown Musical at New TheatreBWW Review: SUMMER RAIN is Simply Charming Home-Grown Musical at New Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Dec 5, 2016

It is a wonderful time of year to be reminded of the romanticism inherent in the Australian outback; a topic more frequently explored of late for links to our history, our current social climate and our connection as a nation. Summer Rain is the work of two Australian theatrical legends, Nick Enright and Terence Clark. Summer Rain is no Boy from Oz, but this production is undeniably charming, a quintessential musical, and a wonderful ode to Australia's natural treasures. Debuting as director, Trent Kidd has shown great skill with stagecraft and character development, alongside his clear choreography talents which truly thrive in Summer Rain. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Contemporary Work, SUNKEN GARDEN, During 2017-18 SeasonThe Dallas Opera to Present Contemporary Work, SUNKEN GARDEN, During 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Dallas Opera is privileged to announce that TDO will present the United States Premiere of composer Michel van der Aa's critically acclaimed contemporary masterpiece, SUNKEN GARDEN, "a fantastical tale to set the ears and eyes popping" (New York Times headline) during the Texas company's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra To Tour Israel and EuropeThe Toronto Symphony Orchestra To Tour Israel and Europe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is pleased to announce a major tour of Israel and Europe under the leadership of its Music Director, Peter Oundjian, that will run from May 7 to 22, 2017. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?Canadian Stage to Present Daniel MacIvor's WHO KILLED SPALDING GRAY?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After a limited engagement in 2015, Canadian Stage will present an extended Toronto run of Who Killed Spalding Gray?, the latest solo piece written and performed by acclaimed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor (The Best Brothers) and produced by reWork Productions. Directed by Daniel Brooks with dramaturgy by Iris Turcott, Who Killed Spalding Gray? will be on stage at the Berkeley St. Theatre from November 30 to December 11. (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo and More Take Part in Lena Dunham's 'Sensual Pantsuit Anthem' for HillaryVIDEO: Cynthia Erivo and More Take Part in Lena Dunham's 'Sensual Pantsuit Anthem' for Hillary
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2016

Lena Dunham just unveiled a new Funny or Die video in support of Hillary Clinton featuring a familiar Broadway face. Click below to watch Dunham rap a 'Sensual Pantsuit Anthem' for her candidate of choice, with appearances by THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo and more! (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Appoints Kip Williams as New Artistic DirectorSydney Theatre Company Appoints Kip Williams as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Sydney Theatre Company today announced that it has appointed Kip Williams as Artistic Director commencing 3 November 2016 . (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for TRAVESTIES at Apollo TheatreTickets On Sale Now for TRAVESTIES at Apollo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory's current revival of Tom Stoppard's Travesties will transfer to the West End's Apollo Theatre, beginning performances on 3 February 2017. (more...)

Chrysalis 2016 Festival to Return for Second Year in EdinburghChrysalis 2016 Festival to Return for Second Year in Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Chrysalis returns for its second year this November to showcase new works by youth theatres from around the UK and Europe on topics of importance and concern to young people today. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Reunite with Pianist & Composer Fazil Say at Carnegie HallOrpheus Chamber Orchestra to Reunite with Pianist & Composer Fazil Say at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra reunites with Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, following a highly successful collaborative New York and European tour in 2015. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

One of the evening's highlights was an epic duet featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle, who joined forces to perform the iconic anthem 'Tomorrow' from ANNIE (more...)

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