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Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Abingdon Theatre Company's  CHESS MATCH NO. 5Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Abingdon Theatre Company's CHESS MATCH NO. 5
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 20, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. Created by Siti Company, CHESS MATCH NO. 5 began previews March 9, and opened officially last night, March 19, in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/18/2017
by - Mar 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/18/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Ballet's LEGENDS AND PRODIGY ASTOUNDSBWW Review: Houston Ballet's LEGENDS AND PRODIGY ASTOUNDS
by Gary Laird - Mar 18, 2017

Houston Ballet's program of three contemporary ballets, running now at THE WORTHAM CENTER, is breath-taking. This is the first of many adjectives I will reach for in this review. I may run out, but you'll get the drift. (more...)

Anne Bogart and More Set for CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Talkbacks at AbingdonAnne Bogart and More Set for CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Talkbacks at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the Artistic Direction of Tony Speciale, offers talkbacks following performances of SITI Company's world premiere CHESS MATCH NO. 5 on March 21 and 22 at 7:00PM with co-stars Will Bond (Bob) and Ellen Lauren (Room); and on March 30 at 7:00PM and March 31 at 8:00PM with director Anne Bogart at Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

The Joyce Theater Presents CENTRE NATIONAL de DANSE CONTEMPORAINE-ANGERSThe Joyce Theater Presents CENTRE NATIONAL de DANSE CONTEMPORAINE-ANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to welcome back Centre National de Danse Contemporaine-Angers (CNDC), two years after its sold-out Joyce debut last season, from April 4 – 9.  (more...)

Christian Marclay Presents New Composition at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in 'SoundSeen: Remix' Exhibit April 12, 2017Christian Marclay Presents New Composition at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in 'SoundSeen: Remix' Exhibit April 12, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

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Photo Flash: John Cage's Words Come to Life in CHESS MATCH NO. 5Photo Flash: John Cage's Words Come to Life in CHESS MATCH NO. 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. Created by SITI Company, CHESS MATCH NO. 5 began previews March 9, with an official press opening March 19, in Abingdon's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Huntington Theatre Co Announces Special Events In Conjunction With TOPDOG/UNDERDOGHuntington Theatre Co Announces Special Events In Conjunction With TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Topdog/Underdog the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Topdog/Underdog, available at huntingtontheatre.org/topdog by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony Nominated To Celebrate 70 Years At Carnegie Hall, 4/7-8Michael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony Nominated To Celebrate 70 Years At Carnegie Hall, 4/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas leads the San Francisco Symphony in two consecutive concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage this April, marking 70 years since the orchestra first performed at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 9th, 2017 - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Begins on Broadway!BWW Morning Brief March 9th, 2017 - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Begins on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, helmed by Estelle Parsons, starts Off-Broadway, and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG begins previews tonight on Broadway! (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Starts Tonight at AbingdonSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Starts Tonight at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

Houston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGYHouston Ballet Offers Up a Mixed Repertory Program DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: LEGENDS AND PRODIGY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

From March 16 - 26, Houston Ballet offers up a mixed repertory program Director's Choice: Legends and Prodigy, featuring three company, dancer and audience favorites. Hans van Manen's Grosse Fuge showcases Houston Ballet's strong male lineup and proves unequivocally why he is Holland's most famous choreographer. Ji?i Kylian created Stepping Stones during a visit to Australia as a reflection on man's desire to preserve his heritage. Justin Peck joins Houston Ballet's repertoire with Year of the Rabbit, a ballet that showcases the corps de ballet. (more...)

Kelly Moran Releases BLOODROOT COMPILATIONS Sheet MusicKelly Moran Releases BLOODROOT COMPILATIONS Sheet Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

What music would Erik Satie be making in 2017? And if you were organizing a record store, where would you file his new records? Should he be in Classical with Mozart and company? Or would you place his work alongside Philip Glass, Eno, the Masters Musicians of Joujouka, Arthur Russell and Aphex Twin's Drukqz? And what would you call that section? (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/4/2017
by - Mar 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/4/2017. (more...)

Pianist Sarah Cahill to Perform Lou Harrison Centennial Concert at Le Poisson RougePianist Sarah Cahill to Perform Lou Harrison Centennial Concert at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm, Le Poisson Rouge will present California-based pianist Sarah Cahill, 'a brilliant and charismatic advocate for modern and contemporary composers' (Time Out New York), in a concert celebrating the hundredth birthday of maverick composer Lou Harrison with a wide range of his music spanning half a century: exuberant dance music from his early years, dissonant complexity from the 1940s, and lyrical works from the 1980s, as well as music by his close friends and colleagues including Henry Cowell, John Cage, Johanna Beyer, James Cleghorn, and Frank Wigglesworth. (more...)

VIDEO: Director Anne Bogart Chats CHESS MATCH NO. 5 World Premiere at AbingdonVIDEO: Director Anne Bogart Chats CHESS MATCH NO. 5 World Premiere at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

In the video below, director Anne Bogart discusses the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, a new play based on texts from the many public conversations with American composer, writer, artist and philosopher John Cage, beginning previews March 9 at Abingdon Theatre Company (312 West 36th Street, 1st Street)! (more...)

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas Returns to the San Francisco Symphony, 4/7Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas Returns to the San Francisco Symphony, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Seventy years after its first Carnegie Hall appearance, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS), led by Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), returns to perform works by Cage, Bartok, and Shostakovich on Friday, April 7, at 8 p.m. and an all-Mahler program on Saturday, April 8, at 8 p.m. The Fridayprogram features Cage's The Seasons, Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1 performed with soloist Gautier Capucon, and Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, to be followed the next evening by Mahler's Adagio from Symphony No. 10 and a complete performance of Symphony No. 1. (more...)

Boston Ballet Presents KYLIAN/WINGS OF WAX, 3/23-4/2Boston Ballet Presents KYLIAN/WINGS OF WAX, 3/23-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Boston Ballet's spring season continues with Kylian/Wings of Wax, a trio of ballets by three choreographic masters. (more...)

Pianist Sarah Cahill Performs Nationwide Lou Harrison Centennial TourPianist Sarah Cahill Performs Nationwide Lou Harrison Centennial Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

In celebration of composer Lou Harrison's 2017 centennial, “sterling pianist and intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” (The New York Times) Sarah Cahill will perform concerts of his music spanning half a century – exuberant dance music from his early years, dissonant complexity from the 1940s, and substantial works from the 1980s – as well as music by his close friends and colleagues including Henry Cowell, John Cage, Johanna Beyer, Merton Brown, James Cleghorn, and Frank Wigglesworth in a nationwide tour to cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Cleveland, Orlando, Maui, Chicago, and more. Her concerts will range from solo piano recitals featuring unpublished works by Harrison to performances of Harrison's Piano Concerto to chamber performances with well-known Harrison collaborators and scholars, including percussionist William Winant, who premiered the Varied Trio with Harrison. (more...)

Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

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