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Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at AbingdonAustin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

Art of Elan Announces 2016-17 Season featuring NOW EnsembleArt of Elan Announces 2016-17 Season featuring NOW Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

New Amsterdam is excited to partner with Art of Elan, a pioneering chamber music series which seeks to bring unique music events and the excitement of classical music to diverse audiences. For their 10th Anniversary season, Art of Elan has named NewAm's own NOW Ensemble as their ensemble-in-residence, which involves performance opportunities, commissioning opportunities, and possible recording support for the ensemble. (more...)

THE CALL at the White Bear Theatre Makes Cast and Team UpdatesTHE CALL at the White Bear Theatre Makes Cast and Team Updates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

A woman alone in a Samaritan helpline centre takes a call. A voice in the distance. A bomb warning. Or is it a cry for help? (more...)

Carnegie Hall Notables Program Presents So Percussion, 12/15Carnegie Hall Notables Program Presents So Percussion, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

On Thursday, December 15 at 8:30 p.m., the Carnegie Hall Notables-a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s-presents S? Percussion in an exclusive concert in Zankel Hall for Notables members featuring the acclaimed percussion quartet alongside special guests Steven Mackey on electric guitar and drummer Bobby Previte. (more...)

Charles Mee's LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Gets Reading at Abingdon This FallCharles Mee's LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Gets Reading at Abingdon This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its Ghostlight Reading Series with LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Charles Mee on November 28 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Leon Ingulsrud is set to direct. (more...)

The Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New InitiativesThe Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Poetry Project, the legendary downtown mecca for working poets and experimental artists since the days of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with two landmark events. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A2SO Behind the Scenes With Violinist Aaron BerofskySTAGE TUBE: A2SO Behind the Scenes With Violinist Aaron Berofsky
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2016

A2SO goes behind the scenes with special guest violinist Aaron Berofsky.  Check out the video below! (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Presents L.A. Debut of THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLERSkirball Cultural Center Presents L.A. Debut of THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Skirball Cultural Center presents the L.A. debut of the 'live documentary' The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller on Today, November 10, at 8:00 p.m. In a one-night-only engagement, taking place in an intimate 300-seat venue, the screening will feature Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green narrating the film in person while the acclaimed indie rock band Yo La Tengo performs their original score. Described by author and Harper's Magazine contributing editor Rebecca Solnit as 'a movie being born as you see it and hear it, as alive as music,' the documentary traces the career of twentieth-century futurist, architect, inventor, and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), who experimented for fifty years to find out what a single person can do on behalf of humanity. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - John Cage, Performance Art, and Sound DesignBWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - John Cage, Performance Art, and Sound Design
by Guest Blogger: Cheyenne Dalton - Nov 8, 2016

John Cage, an American composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher, and artist, was interested in finding and collecting ordinary sounds to use; he wanted to capture and control them to use them as musical instruments. His pieces included normal objects as the instruments, something previously rejected in terms of art and in terms of sound. Most of the people who are interested in sound, then and now, would use the things he recorded in the field as sound effects: a car driving at 50 miles per hour, rain, or the static between radio stations. But instead, he used them to create music. A Chicago critic wrote about one of his concerts and the musicians' use of "beer bottles, flowerpots, cowbells, and automobile brake drums" to create a musical piece some might call noise, but one that John Cage called music. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh and More Among November Lineup at The Jewish MuseumTovah Feldshuh and More Among November Lineup at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Jewish Museum continues its fall 2016 slate of lectures, discussions, and events in November with Wish You Were Here: Golda Meir portrayed by award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh, in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann; and noted architect and critic Kenneth Frampton discussing the Maison de Verre (The Glass House), Pierre Chareau's signature building in Paris.  (more...)

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Presents a Lecture by Laurie Anderson, 11/6The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Presents a Lecture by Laurie Anderson, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, the Smithsonian Affiliate in Miami, announces the 2016 Steven & Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture Series: Laurie Anderson onSunday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the museum located on the campus of Florida International University, 10975 S.W. 17 Street in Miami (directions). (more...)

PIERCE, MARK, MORPH Exhibition to Open This Fall at Frost Art MuseumPIERCE, MARK, MORPH Exhibition to Open This Fall at Frost Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The new exhibition Pierce, Mark, Morph originates this fall in Miami at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, on view October 22, 2016 through February 12, 2017. (more...)

Canadian Stage to Present DOLLHOUSECanadian Stage to Present DOLLHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Internationally-renowned dancer/choreographer Bill Colemaninhabits the experimental music installation of celebrated avant-garde composer Gordon Monahan in their new collaborative creation DOLLHOUSE, a Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie production presented by Canadian Stage. Dollhouse runs for five performances only from November 16-20 at the Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley St). (more...)

Playwrights Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting Tapped for Abingdon's Inaugural Residency ProgramPlaywrights Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting Tapped for Abingdon's Inaugural Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In an ongoing mission to nurture and develop new work by emerging artists, Abingdon Theatre Company proudly announces Dominique Fishback & Amy E. Witting as recipients of its inaugural Residency Program. (more...)

Miller Theatre Columbia University School of the Arts Continues COMPOSER PORTRAITS Series with Lei LiangMiller Theatre Columbia University School of the Arts Continues COMPOSER PORTRAITS Series with Lei Liang
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

As a student, Lei Liang attended class mere blocks from the Tiananmen Square protests; ever since, he has viewed art as a way to counteract violence and find freedom. His compositions pay homage to his Chinese culture while drawing on Western counterpoints. This Portrait, featuring several of Liang's West Coast colleagues, explores opposing forces, bringing together light and dark, paradise and inferno. (more...)

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present BANG ON A CAN: Performance by Pauline OliverosThe Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present BANG ON A CAN: Performance by Pauline Oliveros
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present the second concert of their 2016-2017 concert season featuring seminal American composer Pauline Oliveros. Accompanying the Jewish Museum's exhibition, Take Me (I'm Yours), the concert will feature Oliveros in The Sound of Meditation on V-Accordion, an instrument that produces both accordion and orchestral sounds. Like the exhibition, the concert also blurs the boundary between the performer and the audience by asking the listener to participate in the making of music. (more...)

Grammy Salute to Music Legends Set for PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES TodayGrammy Salute to Music Legends Set for PBS Series GREAT PERFORMANCES Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In collaboration with PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES series, The Recording Academy will air 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends' - a special all-star concert honoring The Recording Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients (more...)

American Dance Guild Festival to Honor Jean Erdman at 92Y This OctoberAmerican Dance Guild Festival to Honor Jean Erdman at 92Y This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The American Dance Guild Fall Performance Festival will return October 14-16 to the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC, in a weekend tribute to legendary modern dancer, choreographer and avant-garde theater director Jean Erdman in honor of her centenary. (more...)

Longy School of Music Announces Fall Slate of EventsLongy School of Music Announces Fall Slate of Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

After kicking off the season with standing-room-only audiences for their SeptemberFest concerts, Longy School of Music of Bard College embraces new partners and old friends to present a colorful fall lineup. The full schedule is available at www.longy.edu/events. Highlights from the season include: (more...)

GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Comes to Great Performances This MonthGRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS Comes to Great Performances This Month
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

In collaboration with The Recording Academy, Great Performances presents 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends,' a special all-star concert offering a primetime spotlight for The Academy's 2016 Special Merit Awards recipients.The celebration and tribute concert features rare performances by honorees and never-before-seen renditions by those they've inspired. (more...)

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