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 Richard W. Smith Shares Untold Stories of the Civil War Richard W. Smith Shares Untold Stories of the Civil War
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio - (more...)

HISTORY Kicks Off 'Civil War Week' Across Digital PlatformsHISTORY Kicks Off 'Civil War Week' Across Digital Platforms
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

HISTORY® announces the kick-off of Civil War Week across digital platforms – a multi week campaign commemorating the 150th anniversaries of the end of the American Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. (more...)

Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 SeasonWashington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a newly revised version of Appomattox by composer Philip Glass and librettist Christopher Hampton, a revival of WNO's charming holiday production of Hansel and Gretel, the company premiere of Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars in a gripping production from Cape Town Opera, and WNO's first complete staging of Wagner's extraordinary four-part Ring Cycle, with a world-class cast under the direction of Francesca Zambello and featuring the WNO Orchestra conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. Highlights from the 2015-2016 season will be performed by the WNO Orchestra and special guests at a free preview concert on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. as part of the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Masterful KING HEDLEY II at Arena StageBWW Reviews: A Masterful KING HEDLEY II at Arena Stage
by Andrew White - Feb 16, 2015

'King Hedley II,' in Timothy Douglas' riveting and thrilling production now at Arena Stage, portrays life in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the early 1980's. The six-character play is a symphony of rage, despair, hope, regret, love and determination. Douglas has staged Wilson's play in the round with a spare, concrete-inflected set. The production has a deliberate, ritualistic tone, with the actors assembling in silence and remaining visible throughout the performance. (more...)

Experience Black History Month in St. AugustineExperience Black History Month in St. Augustine
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Throughout 2015, St. Augustine, Fla will celebrate its 450 year history. Strolling the streets of St. Augustine, one's footsteps follow a trail to freedom forged by many different cultures, including African Americans, which makes this a great city to explore during Black History Month. (more...)

LeRoy Neiman Art Center to Host CHANGING THE GAME Reception, 2/13LeRoy Neiman Art Center to Host CHANGING THE GAME Reception, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center in collaboration with Defending Your Dream Inc. presents Changing The Game, an exhibition inspired by professional basketball games and players, February 10th - 28th, 2015; Opening Reception on Friday, February 13th 6-9 pm. (more...)

F.F. Fiore Celebrates Black History Month With MURRANF.F. Fiore Celebrates Black History Month With MURRAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

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Celebrate African American History Month at the African Burial Ground National MonumentCelebrate African American History Month at the African Burial Ground National Monument
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Join African Burial Ground National Monument throughout February as it celebrates African American History Month with an array of activities and special events. (more...)

Theatre for Young America's STARRING ABE LINCOLN Opens 2/3Theatre for Young America's STARRING ABE LINCOLN Opens 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Theatre for Young America celebrates his life with Starring Abe Lincoln. Starring Abe Lincoln opens February 3, 2015 and runs through February 14, 2015. Performances take place on the on the H&R Block City Stage located on level B in Union Station. Union Station's address is 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108. (more...)

Jessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's DayJessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Grammy-Award winning soprano Jessye Normanreturns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. with pianist Mark Markham for a special Valentine's Day program entitled Hooray for Love! The concert features classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook including selections by Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, and Duke Ellington, plus songs by Satie, Weill, Poulenc, Bizet, and others. This performance marks Miss Norman's first solo recital in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage since May 2008. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Hal Holbrook of MARK TWAIN TONIGHT, Coming to Riverside's Fox Performing Arts CenterBWW Interviews: Hal Holbrook of MARK TWAIN TONIGHT, Coming to Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 12, 2015

Tony and Emmy award winner Hal Holbrook is bringing MARK TWAIN TONIGHT to Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center for one performance, on Saturday evening, January 17, 2015. BroadwayWorld interviewed him by email. (more...)

The Old Globe Hosts 2nd Annual New Voices Festival This WeekendThe Old Globe Hosts 2nd Annual New Voices Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, this weekend, December 12 - 14, 2014. (more...)

The Washington Ballet Hosts Military Appreciation Night TonightThe Washington Ballet Hosts Military Appreciation Night Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The Washington Ballet (TWB) will celebrate its presentation of Septime Webre's The Nutcracker at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, December 4 through December 28. Tonight, December 10, The Washington Ballet, teaming with Northrop Grumman and Geico, will bring the magic of The Nutcracker to 500 service men and women and their families for Military Appreciation Night. (more...)

Roger Guenveur Smith's RODNEY KING Set for BRIC House, Now thru 12/7Roger Guenveur Smith's RODNEY KING Set for BRIC House, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Following its New York premiere at the 2013 Under The Radar festival and an international tour, BRIC will present Rodney King, Roger Guenveur Smith's solo performance on the legacy of Rodney King. The critically acclaimed production was listed in The New York Times as a Critics' Pick and described as 'sinuous, complicated, [and] deeply moving.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/30/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/30/2014
by BWW - Nov 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/30/2014 for San Diego (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/23/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/23/2014
by BWW - Nov 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/23/2014 for San Diego (more...)

The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14The Old Globe to Host 2nd Annual New Voices Festival, 12/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Second Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, December 12 - 14, 2014. (more...)

Acclaimed UK Singer/Songwriter Rumer to Release INTO COLOUR in US, 2/10Acclaimed UK Singer/Songwriter Rumer to Release INTO COLOUR in US, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Celebrated UK singer/songwriter Rumer is back with her third release INTO COLOUR, out in the US on February 10, 2015 on Atlantic Records. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for San Diego (more...)

Roger Guenveur Smith's RODNEY KING Set for BRIC House, 12/3-7Roger Guenveur Smith's RODNEY KING Set for BRIC House, 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Following its New York premiere at the 2013 Under The Radar festival and an international tour, BRIC will present Rodney King, Roger Guenveur Smith's solo performance on the legacy of Rodney King. The critically acclaimed production was listed in The New York Times as a Critics' Pick and described as "sinuous, complicated, [and] deeply moving." (more...)

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