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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...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Extends PETE THE CAT Performance ScheduleCenter for Puppetry Arts Extends PETE THE CAT Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

This world premiere for the puppet stage will now run for an additional week, April 4 - May 28! (more...)

THE ASSIGNMENT and gUN COUNTRY to Run in Rep at A.R.T./NY This SpringTHE ASSIGNMENT and gUN COUNTRY to Run in Rep at A.R.T./NY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company 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 Jeffery Solomon and Emily Joy Weiner, written, developed and performed by Houses On The Moon company members and directed by Jenna Worsham. (more...)

Celebrate World Puppetry Day with a Local TwistCelebrate World Puppetry Day with a Local Twist
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Activities include unveiling of the Center for Puppetry Arts' very own Tiny Door, Museum tours and more! (more...)

The Umbilical Brothers Announce New Performance Schedule for SPEEDMOUSE at Theatre 80The Umbilical Brothers Announce New Performance Schedule for SPEEDMOUSE at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Umbilical Brothers announce a change in their performance schedule for the New York City run of their hit show, Speedmouse (re-squeaked), at Theatre 80.  Monday and Tuesday performances will move to matinees on Saturday and Sunday.  Produced by WestBeth Entertainment, tickets are $35.00 plus fees and are onsale now.  (more...)

Author Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin TheatreAuthor Alistair Reynolds Will Join the Company of Chopin Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Join The House Theatre of Chicago for a fun and informative conversation before the 8 p.m. performance of Diamond Dogs, this Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. Special guest Alastair Reynolds, UK-based novelist and author of Diamond Dogs, will be joined by adaptor Steve Pickering of the Chicago collective Shanghai Low and Artistic Director of The House Nathan Allen. Hear from Reynolds about his inspirations for creating his 'Revelation Space Universe' where Diamond Dogs is set, and from our Chicago-based artists about shaping this world premiere adaptation. Plus, the Company will surely get Reynolds to talk about his background as an astrophysicist with the European Space Agency - an opportunity not to be missed.  Admission for this one-night-only conversation is free. Tickets to the 8 p.m. performance, and all remaining performances of Diamond Dogs, can be purchased at www.thehousetheatre.com. (more...)

CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Comes to Nebraska for World PremiereCRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Comes to Nebraska for World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Ibex, Inc,  announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Gracia,  will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org)  on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org)  on March 13th.  A national tour and possible return to New York City are planned. An earlier version of the show was performed as part of the La Mama Theatre Puppet Series. (more...)

The Center for Puppetry Arts presents PETE THE CATThe Center for Puppetry Arts presents PETE THE CAT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On April 4, Pete the Cat makes its stage debut at the Center for Puppetry Arts!Based on The New York Times best-selling book series by Georgia authors James and Kimberly Dean, this original production has been in the making for more than two years. Inspired by Pete the Cat's many adventures, the production invites audiences to join a meeting of the "Pete the Cat Club" - a place where everyone loves to read Pete the Cat.  (more...)

Immersive Show CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Headed to Nebraska; Preps for Tour, NYC RunImmersive Show CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY Headed to Nebraska; Preps for Tour, NYC Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Ibex, Inc, announced today that the world premiere for CRANE: ON EARTH, IN SKY, created by Heather Henson and Ty DeFoe with direction by Maija Garcia, will take place at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.liedcenter.org) on March 9th and 10th. This will be followed by an engagement at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, Nebraska (www.merrymancenter.org) on March 13th. (more...)

HERE Presents CULTUREMART 2017 Next MonthHERE Presents CULTUREMART 2017 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The OBIE-winning HERE proudly presents CULTUREMART 2017, taking place March 15 - 25.  In this annual festival, CULTUREMART, process becomes the focus, offering a first look at live performance in various stages of development from the boundary-breaking artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) as they journey to mainstage production. (more...)

Dame Julie Andrews Stops By Colbert for a Delightful Chat About Career and MoreDame Julie Andrews Stops By Colbert for a Delightful Chat About Career and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The incomparable Dame Julie Andrews stepped out on stage at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where she charmed the late night host with talk of her audition for My Fair Lady, becoming a dame, and a little trick for looking great in photographs.  (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company StudioPUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Brian Henson invites you to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of Puppet Up! - Uncensored, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 6pm and 9pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Submersive Productions' Immersive H.T. Darling's INCREDIBLE MUSEUMTickets on Sale for Submersive Productions' Immersive H.T. Darling's INCREDIBLE MUSEUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for H.T. Darling's Incredible Musaeum Presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions from the Perisphere, Submersive Productions' latest immersive theater experience. Performances are March 30 to April 30 at the historic Peale Center in downtown Baltimore. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Look - THE WOODSMAN Original Off-Broadway Solo Recording Tugs the Heart StringsSTAGE TUBE: Inside Look - THE WOODSMAN Original Off-Broadway Solo Recording Tugs the Heart Strings
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2017

The original music from off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN - The Tragic Story of The Tin Man is available in a solo recording, composed and performed by violinist Edward W. Hardy. The album is produced by Jim McElwaine, and recorded and mixed by Jonathan Jetter at Right Angle Recording, New York, NY. Click below to listen to Hardy play a beautiful selection from the album in the recording studio!  (more...)

THE DRAGON KING will Reign at Center for Puppetry ArtsTHE DRAGON KING will Reign at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A vibrant underwater tale based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King comes to the Center for Puppetry Arts, March 14 - April 2. It hasn't rained in ages, the village is in trouble and the only one with the power to bring back water to the land is The Dragon King. In hopes of finding the Dragon King, a determined grandmother voyages to the bottom of the sea to make a plea for a rainy day. Will she be successful? Families are invited to find out during this lively puppet adventure! (more...)

VIDEO: Julie Andrews Talks New Netflix Series: 'I've Long Wanted to Do a Show Like This'VIDEO: Julie Andrews Talks New Netflix Series: 'I've Long Wanted to Do a Show Like This'
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Julie Andrews stopped by this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss her new pre-school show JULIE'S GREENROOM, premiering on Netflix on March 17th. (more...)

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