Ira Glass News

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Fire-in-the-belly passion, gritty guitars, mandolin and songs with Woodie Guthrie-esque themes traverse Railroad Earth's unplugged and plugged-in landscape. Returning to Park City (an encore to their 2013 Deer Valley opening appearance for Bruce Hornsby), the newgrass-bluegrass-rock band performs on The Eccles Center stage, Saturday, February 20. (more...)

Ira Glass Coming to Park City's Eccles, 2/6Ira Glass Coming to Park City's Eccles, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Public radio's "This American Life" - created and hosted by Ira Glass - has transformed journalism by pushing the limits of how a story is told (and won five Peabody awards along the way). In his live appearance, Glass weaves memorable radio moments into a behind-the-scenes narrative about finding and telling compelling stories. His live performance, "Reinventing Radio" comes to The Eccles Center on February 6. The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org. (more...)

Palliative Care Physician Dr. BJ Miller to Speak at Eccles, Jan. 9Palliative Care Physician Dr. BJ Miller to Speak at Eccles, Jan. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

In Dr. BJ Miller's TED Talk he left his audience with the following challenge: "Let death be what takes us, not lack of imagination." The palliative care physician and an executive with San Francisco's Zen Hospice Project proposes rethinking and redesigning how we die; creating a dignified system that allows life to play out as a "crescendo." (more...)

SMART PRETTY FUNNY Premiere, 'I'LL EAT YOU LAST' and More Set for Amphibian Stage's 2016 SeasonSMART PRETTY FUNNY Premiere, 'I'LL EAT YOU LAST' and More Set for Amphibian Stage's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) has announced programming for its seventeeth season.  (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ira Glass and Monica Bill Barnes to Present THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOSTIra Glass and Monica Bill Barnes to Present THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

McCarter Theater Center will present a special live appearance by Ira Glass, NPR star and host of This American Life, on Saturday, November 21st at 8p.m. on the Matthews Stage. Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host combines Ira's distinctive vocal style and knack for storytelling together with modern dance to create something different. (more...)

Julie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn TonightJulie Taymor Curates, Hosts First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Visionary director Julie Taymor curates and hosts the first National Sawdust+ concert tonight, November 6 at 7:30pm. MADE IN BROOKLYN, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain & Stephen Gosling, and much more. (more...)

Pandora is the Exclusive Streaming Partner for Serial Season TwoPandora is the Exclusive Streaming Partner for Serial Season Two
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

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Julie Taymor to Curate, Host First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn This NovJulie Taymor to Curate, Host First National Sawdust+ Concert in Brooklyn This Nov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Visionary director Julie Taymor will curate and host the first National Sawdust+ concert on Friday, November 6 at 7:30pm. MADE IN BROOKLYN, an evening inspired by that artistically fertile corner of New York City, will feature music by Brooklyn-born composers including the great George Gershwin and Oscar-winners Aaron Copland, John Corigliano and Elliot Goldenthal. The concert will feature the world concert premiere of Goldenthal's String Quartet No. 1 'The Stone Cutters' performed by Flux Quartet, the 'Chaconne' from Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, performed by Tim Fain & Stephen Gosling, and much more. (more...)

Eccles Center Sets 2015-16 SeasonEccles Center Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Entertain. Illuminate. Educate. As Park City Performing Arts Foundation has transitioned into Park City Institute, its mission has broadened. This season at The Eccles Center illustrates PCI's efforts to not just entertain, but also to educate and to illuminate. PCI sets the tone for a 'thinky' Eccles Center season with Edward Snowden opening the line-up on December 5 (via closed video feed). As always, the season includes an eclectic mix of live dance, music, authors, speakers, family shows, spectacles, up-and-comers and well-established legends. (more...)

Marissa Mayer Joins Powerhouse Line-up at 2015 IAB MIXX ConferenceMarissa Mayer Joins Powerhouse Line-up at 2015 IAB MIXX Conference
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

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Brandon Victor Dixon, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY Tonight at The PublicBrandon Victor Dixon, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus and Karen Olivo as Penelope. (more...)

Seth Meyers & Ira Glass to Headline 2015 IAB MIXX ConferenceSeth Meyers & Ira Glass to Headline 2015 IAB MIXX Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

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BWW Flashback: A Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical You May Not KnowBWW Flashback: A Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical You May Not Know
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2015

Check out videos from last year's performance of Naomi, based on the true story of a high school drug bust. (more...)

Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This FallBaratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS are thrilled to announce the first ever TED TALKS LIVE, a six?night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) in New York's famed Theater District. (more...)

Brandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The PublicBrandon Victor Dixon, Taran Killam, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus, Karen Olivo as Penelope and Taran Killam as Cyclops. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag to Stage Midwest Premiere of MIRACLE!, 5/14-7/10Hell in a Handbag to Stage Midwest Premiere of MIRACLE!, 5/14-7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to kick-off its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of MIRACLE!, the wickedly funny parody of The Miracle Worker as reimagined by Dan Savage, one of the country's leading writers/speakers/podcasters on sex, sexuality and GLBTQ issues, and directed by Derek Van Barham. MIRACLE! will play May 14 - July 10, 2015 at the newly-remodeled Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. (more...)

Ira Glass Set for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival This WeekendIra Glass Set for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

This month, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special pre-Festival performance starring Ira Glass, the host and executive producer of the famed public radio program This American Life. 'The Tina Fey of dance' (Sarah Kaufman, The Washington Post) Monica Bill Barnes and fellow dancer and collaborator Anna Bass perform with Glass, bringing the unlikely art forms of talk radio and dance together for a production that is 'unapologetically human and refreshingly relatable' (Brian Schaefer, The New York Times). This limited engagement will be presented in the Ted Shawn Theatre for two performances only, tonight, June 13 at 8pm and tomorrow, June 14 at 2pm. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, TodayJacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

May 26, 2015 - (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

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