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Photo Coverage: Inside the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nominations!Photo Coverage: Inside the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nominations!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 3, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced just yesterday at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. CLICK HERE for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced today at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to Birmingham HippodromeAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time in six years and present two exhilarating programmes on 23 & 24 September during its autumn tour 2016. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch 2016 UK TourAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch 2016 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to the UK for the first time in six years to present 10 works during six exhilarating programmes. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to NJPAC in MayAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to NJPAC in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes a triumphant return to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for three performances, May 6-8 --- the final stop on a 20-city tour that began in Washington, D.C. and reaches from coast to coast. Beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey's pioneering legacy of uplifting, uniting, and celebrating the human spirit lives on as Ailey's extraordinary dancers bring a wide array of premieres, new productions, and classics to life. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement in JuneAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 8th - 19th, 2016. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, including the world premieres of Deep by acclaimed Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti and Untitled America: Second Movement, the second work in a three-part suite by MacArthur 'Genius' Kyle Abraham. The season also includes new productions of Vespers, Ulysses Dove's breathtaking ballet for six women, and The Hunt, Robert Battle's thrilling work for six men, as part of over a dozen works featured on five different programs. (more...)

Nigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire AwardsNigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements in dance on Broadway and in film, takes place on Monday, May 16, 2016. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Engagement in SoCal, 4/6Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Engagement in SoCal, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

COSTA MESA, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in an exclusive Southern California engagement April 6 – 10, 2016. The program includes eight works never before seen at the Center, four Southern California premieres and new productions of Ailey classics. In addition to the three full repertory programs, on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Center and the Company will hold their second free community event – Revelations Celebration – on the Arts Plaza, and on April 6 at 7:30 p.m., Discover Ailey, a special hour-long Ailey mini performance with all seats at just one price. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Launches 20-City North American Tour, Tonight; Lincoln Center Season Opens 6/8Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Launches 20-City North American Tour, Tonight; Lincoln Center Season Opens 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with audiences during a 20-city North American tour starting tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The tour will take the Company to major cities including Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and will culminate at the Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing in Newark on May 8th. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Welcome Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 3/8-13The Auditorium Theatre to Welcome Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 3/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre's annual Chicago presentation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring a wide array of premieres, new productions, and classics to life on its landmark stage Tuesday, March 8 through Sunday, March 13. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Kennedy Center Next MonthAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Kennedy Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (#AileyKenCen) makes its annual Kennedy Center appearance with seven performances in the Kennedy Center Opera House, February 2-7, 2016. The Company returns to the Kennedy Center with two company premieres, three D.C. debuts, including Robert Battle's first world premiere since becoming artistic director in 2011, and a total of 11 works by a diverse range of choreographers. Alvin Ailey's American masterpiece Revelations will provide the finale for all five programs. (more...)

Parsons Dance Coming to The Joyce TheaterParsons Dance Coming to The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of David Parsons, will present a season of premieres and favorites at The Joyce Theater from January 20 – January 31. Parsons Dance will perform a New York City premiere by choreographer David Parsons, along with a world premiere from former Parsons dancer and rising choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. Tickets, priced from $10–$60, can be purchased by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.Joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates the Holidays, New YearAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates the Holidays, New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's New York City Center engagement is one of the Company's 'most exciting seasons yet' (Metro), and the thrill continues as the holidays approach. The Company's inspiring Christmas Eve performance will begin at 7:30pm and features Ronald K. Brown's spellbinding Grace, Robert Battle's stunning world premiere Awakening, and Alvin Ailey's must-see masterpiece Revelations - 'the gift that somehow keeps on giving' (The New York Times). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alvin Ailey's BLUES SUITE, Starting 12/16 at New York City CenterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Alvin Ailey's BLUES SUITE, Starting 12/16 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center continues this week with the return of Alvin Ailey's original masterpiece BLUES SUITE on Wednesday, December 16th. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the piece! (more...)

BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates the Legacy of Mr. Ailey at the New York City CenterBWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates the Legacy of Mr. Ailey at the New York City Center
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 14, 2015

"American Cultural Ambassadors," Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to the New York City Center stage for its 45th consecutive year December 2, 2015-January 3, 2016. This five week engagement, led under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Battle, has become such a wonderful holiday tradition here in New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alvin Ailey's Premiere of Robert Battle's AWAKENINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Alvin Ailey's Premiere of Robert Battle's AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

On Friday, December 4th, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater unveiled Robert Battle's Awakening, his first world premiere since becoming Artistic Director. Grammy-award winning singer Lauryn Hill was in attendance for the debut of the powerful work in which a dozen Ailey dancers lead the audience on a cathartic journey of dissonance and harmony, chaos and resolution. There are seven more opportunities to see Awakening during Ailey's New York City Center holiday season: Dec 12 mat, 17, 19 eve, 22, 24, 26 eve, Jan 2 eve. Scroll down for a first look at the piece! (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Battle, Chadwick Boseman & More Kick Off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Holiday Season with Gala Benefit Performance & Opening Night PartyPhoto Flash: Robert Battle, Chadwick Boseman & More Kick Off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Holiday Season with Gala Benefit Performance & Opening Night Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with an Opening Night Gala Benefit. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honored BNY Mellon for its major support of the Ailey Organization since 2007, and Agnes & Gerald Hassell accepted on the institution's behalf.  Film star Chadwick Boseman and actress and Grammy-Award winning artist Brandy served as Honorary Chairs, and the event's co-chairs were Simin Allison, Kathryn & Kenneth Chenault, Debra L. Lee, Doris & Gilbert Meister, Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach and Joan & Sandy Weill. $2.5 million was raised in support of the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people. (more...)

The Ailey Extension and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announce 'Ticket to Dance'The Ailey Extension and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announce 'Ticket to Dance'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances inspire audiences around the world, and New Yorkers have a unique opportunity to join in the dance this holiday season. The Ailey Extension and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announce the return of “Ticket to Dance” in conjunction with Ailey's New York City Center season (December 2 - January 3). “Ticket to Dance” welcomes audience members to try their first Ailey Extension class FREE with a performance ticket stub (returning students receive a free class with the purchase of a 10-class card). (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Phylicia Rashad and More to Attend Alvin Ailey's Opening Gala Next MonthTituss Burgess, Phylicia Rashad and More to Attend Alvin Ailey's Opening Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

On December 2nd, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick off a five-week holiday season with a star-studded gala benefit including a performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. This year's gala will honor BNY Mellon for its major support of The Ailey Organization since 2007 and Agnes & Gerald Hassell will accept on the institution's behalf. Early confirmed celebrity guests include Tituss Burgess (pictured, left), Savion Glover, Lance Gross, Tamron Hall, Janet Mock, Joe Morton and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Garth Fagan to Present Two World Premieres at The Joyce Theater, 11/6-8Garth Fagan to Present Two World Premieres at The Joyce Theater, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Two world premieres, one by the “Lion King,” Tony Award-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and the other by Fagan's muse, rehearsal director and “Bessie Award” winner Norwood Pennewell, are among the highlights of Garth Fagan Dance's 45th anniversary celebration that takes place at The Joyce Theater, November 3-8. (more...)

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