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Jamie Leo to Stage New Work 'A LONG DAY IN A BAD SHIRT' at Dixon PlaceJamie Leo to Stage New Work 'A LONG DAY IN A BAD SHIRT' at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Dixon Place presents Jamie Leo in his newest interdisciplinary performance work, 'A Long Day in a Bad Shirt (Dispose of Properly)', ten portraits of wayward individuals struggling to find peace in their lives. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN to Continue 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEENOff-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN to Continue 'Theater Close-Up' on THIRTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway theaters -- will present The Woodsman, captured live on-stage in partnership with streaming service BroadwayHD, in THIRTEEN's trademark 'up-close' style. (more...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Krzysztof Kieslowski Retrospectives Coming Up at Moving ImagePhilip Seymour Hoffman and Krzysztof Kieslowski Retrospectives Coming Up at Moving Image
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image has announced its major programs runnig September - October 2016, including retrospectives devoted to Philip Seymour Hoffman and Krzysztof Kieslowski. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Eye Zen to Celebrate the Life of Remy Charlip in RAINBOW LOGIC PremiereEye Zen to Celebrate the Life of Remy Charlip in RAINBOW LOGIC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

On the cusp of its 10-year anniversary, Eye Zen Presents is proud to announce the world premiere of Rainbow Logic: Arm in Arm with Remy Charlip, celebrating the life and legacy of dancer, choreographer, children's book author and illustrator Remy Charlip (1929-2012). (more...)

R2-D2 Portrayor Kenny Baker Passes Away at Age 81R2-D2 Portrayor Kenny Baker Passes Away at Age 81
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Kenny Baker, the British actor best known for portraying iconic droid R2-D2 in the STAR WARS films, passed away on Saturday, August 13th at the age of 81. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: 'Shocking' Ad Leaves AVENUE Q Puppet Star Accidentally OverexposedPHOTO FLASH: 'Shocking' Ad Leaves AVENUE Q Puppet Star Accidentally Overexposed
by Michael Dale - Aug 10, 2016

An accidental reminder that even though the hilarious musical features adorably furry puppet characters, it ain't for kids. (more...)

The Center for Puppetry Arts Set to Launch Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City ExhibitThe Center for Puppetry Arts Set to Launch Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Center for Puppetry Arts will launch the Dean Dubose Smith Special Exhibits Gallery on Friday, September 2 with the world premiere exhibition of Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Journey to Goblin City, A 30th Anniversary Celebration. The collection consists of items that have never been on display, including Goblin puppets, the plaster casts Hoggle's head and the Worm, along with numerous weapons and staffs from the final battle sequence. Also included are the original set renderings by Elliot Scott and design drawings by Brian Froud, the well-known English fantasy illustrator who collaborated with Henson on both Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. The exhibit will feature original costumes and masks, as well as famous iconic artifacts, including Jareth's crystal balls, David Bowie's costume and a 13-hour clock. (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to End Early Off-Broadway for UK TourTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW to End Early Off-Broadway for UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominated show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will end its run in New York City on August 28 to accommodate an earlier start date for its UK Tour, which will begin performances on October 17, 2016. (more...)

BLOSSOM at Dixon Place Begins 9/9BLOSSOM at Dixon Place Begins 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Dixon Place is proud to present the new commission, BLOSSOM, created and directed by award-winning puppeteer and Jim Henson resident artist, Spencer Lott. (more...)

SOULPEPPER THEATER COMPANY Presents First-Ever Season of Work in the U.S.SOULPEPPER THEATER COMPANY Presents First-Ever Season of Work in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

SOULPEPPER - Toronto's largest and most celebrated theatre company, marking its 20th anniversary season as the most populous city in Canada's leading producer of revivals and new works - will make its U.S. debut next summer during a 4-week engagement Off-Broadway at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W 42nd St, in New York City, it has been announced by Albert Schultz, SOULPEPPER'S Founding Artistic Director, and Leslie Lester, Executive Director.  This festival of plays and musical performances - entitled SOULPEPPER ON 42ND ST.: CANADA CROSSES THE BORDER- will be presented June 29 through July 29, 2017. (more...)

Dancing Wheels Re-Imagines Jim Henson's LABYRINTH at Cain ParkDancing Wheels Re-Imagines Jim Henson's LABYRINTH at Cain Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Dancing Wheels Company returns to Cain Park's Evans Amphitheater to bring to life Jim Henson's magical and mysterious world of the Labyrinth. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts to Host Jim Henson 80th Birthday Celebration This FallCenter for Puppetry Arts to Host Jim Henson 80th Birthday Celebration This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

A momentous occasion to celebrate Jim Henson's 80th birthday, Center for Puppetry Arts will host a birthday bash on Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. -5 p.m.! (more...)

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Celebrates 100th Performance This WeekendTHE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHOW Celebrates 100th Performance This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Drama Desk and Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominated show The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will celebrate their 100th show in NYC on July 9, 2016 at 12pm at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The 100th Show will be followed by reception fit for a Very Hungry Caterpillar. (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires North American Home Entertainment Rights to THE ULTIMATE GIFT Movie SeriesCinedigm Acquires North American Home Entertainment Rights to THE ULTIMATE GIFT Movie Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired North American home entertainment rights to THE ULTIMATE GIFT movie series, which includes THE ULTIMATE GIFT (2006), THE ULTIMATE LIFE (2013) and the third and most recent entry, THE ULTIMATE LEGACY (2017). (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The VenetianPUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED Announces Puppeteers Lineup for The Venetian
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

'Puppet Up! - Uncensored,' which is set to debut in its new home inside The Sands Showroom at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 21, has just unveiled its lineup of expert puppeteers ready to bring their irreverent and unpredictable style of comedy to the Las Vegas Strip. (more...)

Computer Films Exhibition, Kids Matinees & More Set for Museum of the Moving Image's July 2016 LineupComputer Films Exhibition, Kids Matinees & More Set for Museum of the Moving Image's July 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

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Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival ProgramOpera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Mark Saltzman's ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND to Premiere at Wyoming Theater FestivalMark Saltzman's ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND to Premiere at Wyoming Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Wyoming Theater Festival in Sheridan, WY, will premiere Mark Saltzman's new play with music, ALICE FORMERLY OF WONDERLAND from July 18th - July 29th, under the direction of New York director Kent Nicholson. (more...)

National New Play Network Names 2016-17 Grant RecipientsNational New Play Network Names 2016-17 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2016-17 grant recipients, including the 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, four Producer Residencies, and four Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

LABYRINTH 30th ANNIVERSARY, ft David Bowie & More, Heading to U.S. Theaters This SeptemberLABYRINTH 30th ANNIVERSARY, ft David Bowie & More, Heading to U.S. Theaters This September
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Tickets are now available for audiences to revisit the classic fantasy “Labyrinth” in select U.S. movie theaters when Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment bring “Labyrinth 30th Anniversary” to the big screen on Sunday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (more...)

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