Florence Gould News

FIAF Announces 2014 Crossing the Line Festival, 9/8-10/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, today announces the full program for Crossing the Line 2014, the eighth annual edition of its celebrated fall arts festival, presenting interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world. Crossing the Line runs from September 8 through October 20 in venues throughout New York City. Nespresso returns as Presenting Sponsor of Crossing the Line in 2014. Tickets will go on sale in late July. (more...)

MOSES, THE AUTHOR to Play FringeNYC, 8/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

MOSES, THE AUTHOR, a world premiere comedy by Andrew R. Heinze, will be presented as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC, held this year from August 8th - 24th. Directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Amy Wright, MOSES, THE AUTHOR will play five performances at 'Fringe Venue #17,' The Players Theatre (115 MacDougal) - on Sunday, 8/10 at 2:15pm; Wednesday, 8/13 at 9:45pm; Sat, 8/20 at 2pm; Thursday, 8/21 at 9pm; and Saturday, 8/23 at 9:15pm. Tickets for FringeNYC productions are $18 and are on sale now. For information/tickets to all FringeNYC productions, visit www.FringeNYC.org or call 866-468-7619. (more...)

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents BEETHOVEN LOVE ELEGIES, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) returns to Lenox, Massachusetts, for the second consecutive summer, with 12 performances of the fully staged theatrical concert, Beethoven Love Elegies. With a script drawn from Beethoven's letters and diaries and accounts by his contemporaries, interwoven with performances of some of his greatest music, this poignant, humorous, and emotionally intense production dramatizes Beethoven's young years in Vienna and his search for the perfect wife. Actor Kire Tosevski as Beethoven heads an outstanding company of five esteemed actors and four musicians (violinist Rachel Lee Priday, cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, pianist Eve Wolf, and baritone Chad Sloane). (more...)

Nick Cave to Perform at Select Screenings of 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Nick Cave will perform at a trio of exclusive events this summer in conjunction with advance screenings of 20,000 Days on Earth, the groundbreaking new film on the iconic rock legend, and winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

Nicolas Bouchaud Stars in THE EXERCISE WAS BENEFICIAL, SIR at FIAF Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to welcome renowned French stage actor Nicolas Bouchaud for the U.S. premiere of The Exercise Was Beneficial, Sir (La Loi du marcheur) directed by Eric Didry tonight, May 21 and Thursday, May 22 in FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. The performance is presented in conjunction with a special CineSalon series at FIAF celebrating the Cahiers du Cinema in May and June. (more...)

Nicolas Bouchaud to Star in THE EXERCISE WAS BENEFICIAL, SIR at FIAF, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to welcome renowned French stage actor Nicolas Bouchaud for the U.S. premiere of The Exercise Was Beneficial, Sir (La Loi du marcheur) directed by Eric Didry on Wednesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 22 in FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. The performance is presented in conjunction with a special CineSalon series at FIAF celebrating the Cahiers du Cinema in May and June. (more...)

St. Mark's in-the-Bowery New Home of New York Theatre Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet, the most widely seen chamber ballet company in the United States has found a new home at St. Mark's in-the-Bowery. Beginning in September, NYTB becomes the downtown ballet company, headquartered at 131 East 10th Street in the same locale as one of the most vital and important dance venues in New York City, Danspace. Ballet School NY, the official training school of NYTB, will bring its innovative and rigorous approach to ballet instruction to this new community as well. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Presents CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS and SLEEPING BEAUTY'S WEDDING Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet announces Carnival of Animals, choreographed by Beth Storey Taylor, and Sleeping Beauty's Wedding, choreographed by James Sutton, at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York City. Performances are today, May 10 at 1pm and Sunday, May 11 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Celebrates 35 Years with LEGENDS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet celebrates 35 years with LEGENDS at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. LEGENDS, the second of two programs in the series LEGENDS AND VISIONARIES, performs tonight, May 9 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7pm. (more...)

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents THE TRIAL OF OSCAR WILDE, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Fresh off its recent Tchaikovsky production at BAM Fisher, the Ensemble of the Romantic Century (ERC) presents another fully staged theatrical concert interweaving drama and music about one of the most famous trials of the 19th century. Delivered by a top-caliber cast in an intimate setting, The Trial of Oscar Wilde focuses on the tragic shackling, public scrutiny, and subsequent imprisonment of the homosexual playwright/writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). A script based on Wilde's correspondence, plays, and short stories (performed by Broadway's Michael Halling as Oscar Wilde and esteemed Robert Ian Mackenzie as Lord Queensbury) provides a dramatic backdrop for chamber music by French and English composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Chausson's masterful Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet, and works by Satie, Elgar, Faure and Franck in performances by the dynamic Amphion String Quartet, violinist Susie Park, pianist Max Barros and a romping barbershop quartet. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents the U.S. Premiere of Alain Buffard's BARON SAMEDI Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

New York Live Arts presents the U.S. premiere of Alain Buffard's Baron Samedi, tonight, May 1 - 3 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. Featuring a stellar international cast including Nadia Beugre, Will Rawls and David Thomson, among others, Baron Samedi pays tribute to the eponymous legendary and unsettling Carnival figure and voodoo master of ceremonies. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents BALDWIN THROUGH DANCE: CHARLES O. ANDERSON AND DIANNE MCINTYRE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

As part of the second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time!, New York Live Artspresents Baldwin Through Dance: Charles O. Anderson and Dianne McIntyre. The shared program features the world premiere of Time is Time created and performed by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Dianne McIntyre, and the New York City premiere of Charles O. Anderson's Restless Natives. (more...)

Thierry Lhermitte and Patrick Timsit Set for US Premiere of ADDRESS UNKNOWN at FIAF, Now thru 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to welcome French film and theater icons Thierry Lhermitte (The French Minister, The Dinner Game) and Patrick Timsit (Pedale douce) for the U.S. Premiere of Address Unknown (Inconnu a cette adresse). Adapted for the stage by Michele Levy-Bram and directed by Delphine de Malherbe, Address Unknown will be presented tonight, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Receives NEA Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet has been recommended for a National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant for its upcoming revival of Merce Cunningham's 1964 dance piece, Cross Currents, which will premiere as the centerpiece of the NYTB Repertory '15: Legends & Visionaries program. The program will be performed at New York City's Florence Gould Hall in March and April 2015 and for tour audiences throughout the United States in 2015. (more...)

Thierry Lhermitte and Patrick Timsit Set for US Premiere of ADDRESS UNKNOWN at FIAF, 4/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to welcome French film and theater icons Thierry Lhermitte (The French Minister, The Dinner Game) and Patrick Timsit (Pedale douce) for the U.S. Premiere of Address Unknown (Inconnu a cette adresse). Adapted for the stage by Michele Levy-Bram and directed by Delphine de Malherbe, Address Unknown will be presented on Wednesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 24 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

East End Special Players to Present NYC Showing of GIGI! THE LIFE OF A DOLL, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

This Saturday, April 12th, The East End Special Players are pleased to present a special New York City showing of their original theater piece, Gigi! The Life of a Doll at the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

New York Live Arts' 'James Baldwin, This Time!' Presents BALDWIN THROUGH DANCE: CHARLES O. ANDERSON AND DIANNE MCINTYRE, 4/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

As part of the second annual Live Ideas festival, James Baldwin, This Time!, New York Live Artspresents Baldwin Through Dance: Charles O. Anderson and Dianne McIntyre. The shared program features the world premiere of Time is Time created and performed by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Dianne McIntyre, and the New York City premiere of Charles O. Anderson's Restless Natives. (more...)

New York Live Arts Presents the U.S. Premiere of Alain Buffard's BARON SAMEDI, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

New York Live Arts presents the U.S. premiere of Alain Buffard's Baron Samedi, May 1 - 3 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. Featuring a stellar international cast including Nadia Beugre, Will Rawls and David Thomson, among others, Baron Samedi pays tribute to the eponymous legendary and unsettling Carnival figure and voodoo master of ceremonies. (more...)

Jennifer Bowles & Rob McClure Set to Lead Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Jennifer Bowles will play the title role opposite Rob McClure in New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances,May 7 - 11, 2014. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Allan Corduner, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Ken Krugman, Zachary James and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New York Theatre Ballet's CINDERELLA
by Holly Kerr - Mar 10, 2014

New York Theatre Ballet's production of Cinderella is another delightful flower in their garden of wonderful children's ballets. (more...)

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