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Xperimental Puppetry Theater to Take the Stage at the Center for Puppetry ArtsXperimental Puppetry Theater to Take the Stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT) will take the stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts, May 11-14. XPT is the Center's platform for new, innovative works for puppet theater, allowing artists from all disciplines to present original pieces conceived and designed for adult audiences. This year's featured artists will present a variety of puppetry styles, including live performances, short films and an art installation.  (more...)

BWW Interview - John Tartaglia Gushes Over Netflix Co-Star  Julie Andrews, Talks Broadway Return Hopes & More!BWW Interview - John Tartaglia Gushes Over Netflix Co-Star Julie Andrews, Talks Broadway Return Hopes & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 23, 2017

Today, John Tartaglia speaks with BWW about the important new Netflix series JULIE'S GREENROOM, which teaches kids, 'the arts don't discriminate.' (more...)

Concrete Temple Theatre to Bring REMEMBERING EVANGELINE to HEREConcrete Temple Theatre to Bring REMEMBERING EVANGELINE to HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Concrete Temple Theatre will present the world premiere of Remembering Evangeline, running for 14 performances, June 1 - 17 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). Remembering Evangeline is written and directed by Renee Philippi and performed by Carlo Adinolfi, Sook Kim and Eun Sung Lee. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. Announces New Member of the Board of DirectorsIndependent Shakespeare Co. Announces New Member of the Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) announces that HALLE STANFORD has been unanimously elected to the board of directors. A nine-time Emmy-nominated children's television producer, Stanford joined The Jim Henson Company in 1993 and holds the position of Executive Vice President, Children's Entertainment. She has developed and produced many well-known properties for The Jim Henson Company including Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, the Netflix Originals Word Party and Julie's Greenroom with Julie Andrews. She co-authored a book series, Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters, a collection of fantastical comedy-adventure stories for girls published by Bloomsbury and currently in series development with Cyber Group Studios. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Film and Theater from Wesleyan University and lives in Los Angeles with her sons Max and Theo. (more...)

Moving Image Launches Kickstarter for Permanent Jim Henson ExhibitionMoving Image Launches Kickstarter for Permanent Jim Henson Exhibition
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Museum of the Moving Image today launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 to complete preparations for The Jim Henson Exhibition, slated to open later this year. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Toronto's SOULPEPPER ON 42ND STREET Festival Off-BroadwayTickets on Sale Today for Toronto's SOULPEPPER ON 42ND STREET Festival Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Tickets go on sale today, April 11, for the US debut for SOULPEPPER, Toronto's largest and most celebrated theatre company, in a four-week engagement Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street in New York City, it was announced by Albert Schultz, SOULPEPPER's Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Announces Spring and Summer EventsMuseum of the Moving Image Announces Spring and Summer Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

See all the newly announced April-June events at Museum of the Moving Image! (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Julie Andrews & More Featured on JULIE'S GREENROOM Soundtrack, Out 4/14Tituss Burgess, Julie Andrews & More Featured on JULIE'S GREENROOM Soundtrack, Out 4/14
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Varese Sarabande will release the JULIE'S GREENROOM - Original Netflix Series Soundtrack digitally on April 14 and on CD May 5, 2017. (more...)

CASABLANCABOX Begins Tonight at HERECASABLANCABOX Begins Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

HERE proudly presents CasablancaBox, a HERE Resident Artist Production, as part of its 2016-2017 producing season.  Written by Sara Farrington and directed by Reid Farrington, this original multi-media play will have 23 performances, in a premiere production, April 5 - 29 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Announces 2017-18 Programming and Performance SeasonCenter for Puppetry Arts Announces 2017-18 Programming and Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to announce a 2017-2018 season unlike any other in the organization's history! With the Worlds of Puppetry Museum open for more than a year, the Center will begin to expand its program offerings from performances, workshops and films, to special exhibits and spectacular events as well. (more...)

Tony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess CruisesTony Winners Tapped for THE SILK CRANE Creative Team Aboard Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Princess Cruises and Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) today announced the creative team for the third show in its exclusive partnership, The Silk Crane.  (more...)

Tickets On Sale Today for An Evening with Neil Gaiman in DallasTickets On Sale Today for An Evening with Neil Gaiman in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that single tickets for An Evening with Neil Gaiman will go on sale Monday, (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ASSIGNMENT Kicks Off with Meet and Greet and Design PresentationPhoto Flash: THE ASSIGNMENT Kicks Off with Meet and Greet and Design Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director)  will present two world premiere productions in repertory developed through company workshops: The Assignment, a new original play by Camilo Almonacid, directed by Emily Joy Weiner, is a co-production with Rhymes Over Beats (Patrick Blake, Artistic Director; Cate Cammarata, Associate Artistic Director), and will be performed in repertory with gUN COUNTRY, curated by Jeffrey Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner,written, developed and performed by Houses On The Moon company members and directed by Jenna Worsham. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Get hands-on with Pete the Cat at the Center for Puppetry ArtsGet hands-on with Pete the Cat at the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pete the Cat will mark the Center for Puppetry Arts' latest brand new production this spring, April 4 - May 28! This faithful adaptation of the best-selling book series tells the groovy adventures of one cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends. The Center for Puppetry Arts will celebrate the central themes of Pete the Cat with a series of special events during the run of the show.  (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea SalongaThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea Salonga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Tony Award-winning Lea Salonga brings her powerful voice to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra of NY Presents SYMPHONIC STORYBOARDSPhilharmonia Orchestra of NY Presents SYMPHONIC STORYBOARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances. The winners' films, inspired by the music of Richard Wagner, will be screened during PONY's Symphonic Storyboards concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 21-22, under the baton of principal conductor Atsushi Yamada. Hailed as “among the most progressive modern orchestras,” PONY is an ensemble of some of New York's finest musicians, dedicated to reinventing classical music performance with spectacular visuals and lighting. (more...)

Philharmonica Orchestra of New York Announces Winners Of Orchestral Film CompetitionPhilharmonica Orchestra of New York Announces Winners Of Orchestral Film Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances. (more...)

Lea Salonga Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse Next MonthLea Salonga Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Lea Salonga has thrilled audiences worldwide as a Disney princess - Jasmine (Aladdin) and Mulan (Mulan and Mulan II) in the Disney animated classics, and has toured in the title role of the enchanting rags-to-riches fairy tale Cinderella. On stage, she has starred on Broadway in Les Miserables and created the role of Kim in Miss Saigon - for which she won a Tony Award. (more...)

Miller Theatre presents the Premiere of THE BREMEN TOWN BANDMiller Theatre presents the Premiere of THE BREMEN TOWN BAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

This spring, Miller Theatre at Columbia University presents the world premiere production of an inspired spin on a classic Grimm fairytale. Seeking to escape their tiresome days on the farm, four spirited animals-a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster-set out on an adventure to realize their dreams and fill their lives with music. (more...)

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