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BWW Exclusive: Celebrate ONWARD VICTORIA at Feinstein's/54 Below with #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhullBWW Exclusive: Celebrate ONWARD VICTORIA at Feinstein's/54 Below with #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

To celebrate the life of Victoria Woodhull and promote ONWARD VICTORIA, the team created a hashtag: #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull. The first female Presidential candidate was only 34 when she ran for President in 1872. For 34 days, facts from her remarkable life were shared. BroadwayWorld has exclusive access to all 34 below! (more...)

TDF's CREATE NEW YORK Program Finishes Pilot Year with The Dream CenterTDF's CREATE NEW YORK Program Finishes Pilot Year with The Dream Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts is completing the pilot year of its new program, CREATE NEW YORK (CNY). (more...)

Renaissance House Writer's Retreat to Host Reading of Frederick Douglass Speech, 7/4Renaissance House Writer's Retreat to Host Reading of Frederick Douglass Speech, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Readers of all ages, races and backgrounds are invited by Renaissance House: Retreat for Writers & Artists in Martha's Vineyard to celebrate Independence Day by being a part of one of the most powerful speeches of all time in America --"What Does the Fourth of July Mean to the Negro?" by legendary human rights activist Frederick Douglass taking place at the historic Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs on Monday, July 4 at 12:00noon. It's free to the public. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th AnniversaryPatti LuPone, Alan Menken, Tour de Force III and More to Mark Segerstrom Center's 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is celebrating its 30th Anniversary with an array of performances that represent the range of music, dance and theater that have been seen and heard on its stages since opening night of September 29, 1986. (more...)

The Harlem Arts Festival Celebrates 5th Anniversary This SummerThe Harlem Arts Festival Celebrates 5th Anniversary This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, the Harlem Arts Festival will return to Marcus Garvey Park June 25-26th, 2016 as the official summer kick-off event for Harlem residents and New Yorkers of all ages who love the arts. (more...)

Edsel & Eleanor Ford's Legacy of Love Cast in BronzeEdsel & Eleanor Ford's Legacy of Love Cast in Bronze
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 16, 2016

The love story endures, even after 100 years, and patrons of the Detroit Symphony who come to enjoy concerts on the lawn at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford Mansion are in for a special this year. In honor of their 100th wedding anniversary, the love between Edsel and Eleanor Ford has been forever captured in bronze with the unveiling of a new sculpture at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House ; the unveiling occurred June 13. A tribute to the Fords' legacy, the life-sized sculpture of the pair walking arm-in-arm was placed in the estate's garden where Edsel and Eleanor enjoyed spending time together. (more...)

Lincoln Center & NYC Department of Education Name Winner of 2016 Lincoln Center Arts Teacher AwardLincoln Center & NYC Department of Education Name Winner of 2016 Lincoln Center Arts Teacher Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

 Lincoln Center Education, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, is pleased to present the 2016 Lincoln Center Arts Teacher award to Dana Monteiro, a high school music teacher at the Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem. The Lincoln Center Arts Teacher Award-part of DOE's annual Big Apple Awards, a teacher recognition program open to all full-time teachers in public schools across New York City-is presented to an arts teacher for making a difference in the lives of his or her students and for going above and beyond in their role as an arts educator. Mr. Monteiro is the fourth recipient of this outstanding recognition, and will receive a $3,500 classroom grant to enhance and further his work with students, as well as access to Lincoln Center opportunities. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Founder and Chairman Leonard Riggio RetiresBarnes & Noble Founder and Chairman Leonard Riggio Retires
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Barnes & Noble Founder & Chairman, Leonard Riggio, today announced that he will retire as Chairman of the Company following the annual shareholder meeting currently planned for September, and intends to remain on its Board of Directors. The Board has appointed Paul B. Guenther to serve as non-executive Chairman upon Mr. Riggio stepping down. Mr. Guenther, former President of Paine Webber Group, Inc., has been a member of the Barnes & Noble Board since 2015 and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. The Company's Chief Executive Officer, Ron Boire, will report to the Board of Directors. (more...)

Renee and The Derelicts to Perform at Silvana, 4/16Renee and The Derelicts to Perform at Silvana, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

New York-based music favorites Renee& The Derelicts bring their blend of classic and original blues, rock and soul   to Harlem-based restaurant-cafe/ boutique 'Silvana' in Manhattan(300 W. 116th Street) on Saturday, April 16, 2016. (more...)

Kathleen Battle Returns to the Met After 22 YearsKathleen Battle Returns to the Met After 22 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

After being fired from the Met more than twenty years ago, Kathleen Battle will return for a recital of spirituals entitled, 'Kathleen Battle Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey.'  General Manager Peter Gelb said in an interview, 'I think great artists should be on the stage of the Me.  There aren't enough of them.” (more...)

DVORAK IN AMERICA with Czech Marionettes to Play La MaMa, 3/10-27DVORAK IN AMERICA with Czech Marionettes to Play La MaMa, 3/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

'The New World Symphony: Dvorak in America' is a puppet and object theater work examining the influence of African-American and Native American music upon the great 19th-century Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904). The piece is written and directed by Vit Horejš and performed by Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre. It traces how Dvorak helped America accept its beautiful multicultural musical traditions by his enthusiasm for African-American and Native American music during his short but influential time in the USA. La MaMa Theatre will present the play's world premiere run March 10 to 27, 2016 in its Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (East Village). Composer and Musical Director is saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. (more...)

2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Run 3/4-4/22016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival to Run 3/4-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Now in its 14th year, the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUTF) is becoming New York's premiere winter/spring theatre event showcasing independent theatre artists. The month-long festival, produced by Creative Ammo, Inc., provides writers and performance artists from America's burgeoning multicultural landscape the opportunity to share their stories that interpret our history and our times. (more...)

Sprout to Present Inspirational Vignettes to Celebrate Black History MonthSprout to Present Inspirational Vignettes to Celebrate Black History Month
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's 24-hour preschool network, teamed up with NBC News' Peacock Productions to produce a series of vignettes that celebrate Black History Month. (more...)

Sprout Celebrates Black History Month with Series of Inspirational VignettesSprout Celebrates Black History Month with Series of Inspirational Vignettes
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's 24-hour preschool network, teamed up with NBC News' Peacock Productions to produce a series of vignettes that celebrate Black History Month. (more...)

Renee and The Derelicts to Bring Live Blues, Rock & Soul to Silvana, 1/15Renee and The Derelicts to Bring Live Blues, Rock & Soul to Silvana, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

New York-based music favorites Renee and The Derelicts bring their blend of classic and original blues, rock and soul to Harlem-based restaurant-cafe/boutique 'Silvana' in Manhattan (300 W. 116th Street) on Friday, January 15, 2016. (more...)

L.A. Premiere of THE MOUNTAINTOP Begins in FebruaryL.A. Premiere of THE MOUNTAINTOP Begins in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The Matrix Theatre Company honors Black History Month with the Los Angeles premiere of The Mountaintop, directed by Obie Award-winner Roger Guenveur Smith and starring Larry Bates and Danielle Mone Truitt. Recipient of London's 2010 Olivier Award, Katori Hall's gripping and often humorous re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes on new meaning with the advent of the Black Lives Matter movement. The Mountaintop opens at the Matrix Theatre on February 6, with previews beginning January 28. (Scroll all the way down to view links to high resolution photos.) (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WNO's World Premiere of APPOMATTOXPhoto Flash: First Look at WNO's World Premiere of APPOMATTOX
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

WNO's season continues with the world premiere of the newly revised version of Appomattox, the first opera WNO has presented by the iconic American composer Philip Glass, with a libretto by the Academy Award-winning writer Christopher Hampton, November 14-22 in the Opera House. In the first act, we eavesdrop on history as the Civil War comes to its final resolution at the courthouse in Appomattox. Then, in the newly composed second act, we fast- forward 100 years to the time of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the struggle for civil rights continues.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 11/1/2015 - 11/8/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 11/1/2015 - 11/8/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 11/1/2015 - 11/8/2015. (more...)

BWW Review: The Minstrel Show RevisitedBWW Review: The Minstrel Show Revisited
by Barnett Serchuk - Nov 5, 2015

Frederick Douglass once described blackface performers as '...the filthy scum of white society, who have stolen from us a complexion, denied them by nature, in which to make money, and pander to the corrupt taste of their white fellow citizens.' (more...)

Jackalope Theatre's Season Opener THE RAID Begins TonightJackalope Theatre's Season Opener THE RAID Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Jackalope's 8th season kicks off with THE RAID, written by Idris Goodwin, directed by founding company member and associate artistic director Kaiser Ahmed*. The show runs tongiht, November 4 - December 12, 2015 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. (more...)

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