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Franz Xaver Kroetz's Presents Poignant Cultural Critique, REQUEST CONCERTFranz Xaver Kroetz's Presents Poignant Cultural Critique, REQUEST CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Director Yana Ross makes her BAM debut with Franz XaverKroetz's poignant cultural critique, Request Concert. The play consists only of stage directions, nodialogue. The sole character is a 50-year-old middle class woman who lives alone in an overly tidyapartment. She comes home from work, prepares dinner, does the laundry, watches TV, and listensto a radio program. Surrounded by Ikea furniture and brand-name appliances, acclaimed Polishactress Danuta Stenka infuses these actions with an increasing sense of loneliness and futility.Request Concert explores the devastating circumstances of life in a world that values objects overpeople. Staged in the round, the audience is invited to walk around the set and observe the production from all angles. (more...)

UK's Forced Entertainment to Return to New York in TOMORROW'S PARTIESUK's Forced Entertainment to Return to New York in TOMORROW'S PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

As part of the 2016 edition of Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s celebrated contemporary arts festival, FIAF will present Forced Entertainment, returning this year with the New York premiere of their provocative and darkly comic performance, Tomorrow's Parties. (more...)

Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Final Episodes of LIFE & TIMES Set for 2016 Crossing the Line FestivalNature Theater of Oklahoma's Final Episodes of LIFE & TIMES Set for 2016 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), Anthology Film Archives, and the Hermes Foundation's New Settings program are thrilled to launch the 2016 Crossing the Line Festival with the New York City premiere of award-winning theater group Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Life & Times: Episodes 7, 8 & 9. (more...)

SILENT VOICES at Center of Brooklyn Youth Chorus's 25th Anniversary SeasonSILENT VOICES at Center of Brooklyn Youth Chorus's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The GRAMMY Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus has announced that Silent Voices, a multimedia, multi-composer stage work conceived, co-commissioned, produced and performed by the Chorus, will be the centerpiece of the Chorus' 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Multimedia Project SILENT VOICESBrooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Multimedia Project SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

2016-17 Programming Expands the Chorus' Pioneering Role as a Powerful Lead Performer, a Bold Commissioner of New Music and a Producer of Innovative Stage Works. (more...)

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2016 SeasonWorks & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2016 season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate program blends performance with stimulating conversation with the creators, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as 'an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,' Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. A season preview video is available and further details can be found at worksandprocess.org. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 5-15, 2017, with its fifth annual explosion of provocative and pioneering opera- and music-theatre, curated by co-founding producers, Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE). (more...)

World Music Institute Announces 2016-17 Fall/Winter SeasonWorld Music Institute Announces 2016-17 Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

World Music Institute announces the fall and winter portion of the 2016-17 Season. In its second season under Artistic Director Par Neiburger and Executive Director Gaby Sappington, WMI will be curating a uniquely wide range of world music, from traditional and folkloric to the experimental and avant-garde. (more...)

FIAF to Screen Opera de Paris' THE DAMNATION OF FAUST, 6/9FIAF to Screen Opera de Paris' THE DAMNATION OF FAUST, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

?The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) is thrilled to present an HD Opera screening straight from the Opera de Paris, capturing every detail of Alvis Hermanis' stunning production of The Damnation of Faust, on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, betw. Madison and Park. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Presents a Classical CINDERELLA Filled With Imagination And WonderBWW Review: NEW YORK THEATRE BALLET Presents a Classical CINDERELLA Filled With Imagination And Wonder
by Marsha Volgyi - Apr 19, 2016

At the Florence Gould Hall, just a two avenues away from The Plaza, my April 17, 2016 morning began. Parents, family, friends, and above all, children were ready to see New York Theatre Ballet's (NYTB) version of Cinderella at 11 AM. Many little girls were dressed to impress as the fairy tale character, while the boys were looking good in their Sunday best. For them, this would be animation come to life. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin Joins Ensemble for the Romantic Century's 'ANNA AKHMATOVA' at BAMEllen McLaughlin Joins Ensemble for the Romantic Century's 'ANNA AKHMATOVA' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced additional cast members for its upcoming Anna Akhmatova: The Heart Is Not Made of Stone run at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/2/2016
by - Apr 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/2/2016. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Metropolitan Opera in association with the International Friends of the International Lyric Art Festival Aix-en-Provence will present the talk Discovering Chéreau'sElektra at the Metropolitan Opera, on Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

NYC Ballet Announces 2016-17 Season - World Premieres by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and More!NYC Ballet Announces 2016-17 Season - World Premieres by Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

New York City Ballet will open its 2016-17 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 20, and will continue for 21-weeks of performances, through Sunday, May 28, and feature a total of 77 ballets created by 24 different choreographers. (more...)

Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Present THE HEART IS NOT MADE OF STONE, 4/27Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Present THE HEART IS NOT MADE OF STONE, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York City, NY — Celebrating its 15th season, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to BAM Fisher for six performances of Anna Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone. Written by Eve Wolf and directed by Donald T. Sanders, this multi-media production examines the troubled relationship between artistic creation and totalitarianism through the perspective of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966). This tale of passion, love, political repression, and redemption is interwoven with music by Russian composers' Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. (more...)

Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Return to BAM with 'ANNA AKHMATOVA'Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Return to BAM with 'ANNA AKHMATOVA'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Celebrating its 15th season, the Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to BAM Fisher for six performances of Anna Akhmatova: The Heart is Not Made of Stone. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Sets 2016-17 SeasonSan Francisco Symphony Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announce their 2016-17 season. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/16/2016
by - Jan 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/16/2016. (more...)

Audrey Babcock and Christopher Burchett to Perform in Concert Reading of LA REINA, 1/17Audrey Babcock and Christopher Burchett to Perform in Concert Reading of LA REINA, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Prototype Festival are thrilled to present mezzo-soprano Audrey Babcock and baritone Christopher Burchett in a special concert reading of La Reina, an electro-acoustic opera from composer Jorge Sosa and librettist Laura Sosa Pedroza on Sunday, January 17 at 5pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, betw. Madison and Park. (more...)

French Embassy & FIAF to Host TILT KIDS FESTIVAL in Spring 2016French Embassy & FIAF to Host TILT KIDS FESTIVAL in Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) today announced programming for the inaugural Tilt Kids Festival. The new cultural festival for families will feature multidisciplinary international work paired with commissions from New York artists, including five premieres. Tilt Kids Festival runs from March 4 through April 3. Tickets will go on sale December 23 at www.tiltkidsfestival.org. (more...)

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