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Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

Billy Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the MatrixBilly Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of LUSH LIFE, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. LUSH LIFE begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Destiny Media Technologies Announces Interim Vice President MPEDestiny Media Technologies Announces Interim Vice President MPE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

VANCOUVER, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -Destiny Media Technologies (TSXV: DSY) (OTCQX: DSNY), the makers of Play MPE , a system for the secure distribution of pre-release music to radio and the developer of Clipstream , a cross-platform player-less video streaming format, today announced a new executive hire. (more...)

PUSH Dance Company Launches PUSHFEST This WeekendPUSH Dance Company Launches PUSHFEST This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

PUSH Dance Company, under the direction of Raissa Simpson, announces the inaugural season of PUSHfest: a cross-genre (modern, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and multi-disciplinary) dance festival that situates 14 mid-career and emerging choreographers in two different programs at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, this weekend, September 19-21, 2014. (more...)

PUSH Dance Company Announces the Inaugural Season of PUSHFEST, 9/19-21PUSH Dance Company Announces the Inaugural Season of PUSHFEST, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

PUSH Dance Company, under the direction of Raissa Simpson, announces the inaugural season of PUSHfest: a cross-genre (modern, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and multi-disciplinary) dance festival that situates 15 mid-career and emerging choreographers in two different programs at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, September 19-21, 2014. Tickets for the 2014 PUSHfest Dance Festival are priced $30 general admission, $28 advance, $25 SeniorStudent, $50 festival pass for both programs, and may be purchased at http://odcdance.org/buytickets.php or visit www.pushdance.org for more information. (more...)

PUSH Dance Company Launches PUSHFEST, 9/19-21PUSH Dance Company Launches PUSHFEST, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

PUSH Dance Company, under the direction of Raissa Simpson, announces the inaugural season of PUSHfest: a cross-genre (modern, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and multi-disciplinary) dance festival that situates 14 mid-career and emerging choreographers in two different programs at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, September 19-21, 2014. Tickets for the 2014 PUSHfestDance Festival are priced $30 general admission, $28 advance, $25 SeniorStudent, $50 festival pass for both programs, and may be purchased at http://odcdance.org/buytickets.php or visit www.pushdance.org for more information about PUSHfest or PUSH Dance Company. (more...)

PUSH Dance Company Announces the Inaugural Season of PUSHFEST, 9/19-21PUSH Dance Company Announces the Inaugural Season of PUSHFEST, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

PUSH Dance Company, under the direction of Raissa Simpson, announces the inaugural season of PUSHfest: a cross-genre (modern, ballet, hip-hop, ethnic, and multi-disciplinary) dance festival that situates 15 mid-career and emerging choreographers in two different programs at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, September 19-21, 2014. Tickets for the 2014 PUSHfest Dance Festival are priced $30 general admission, $28 advance, $25 SeniorStudent, $50 festival pass for both programs, and may be purchased at http://odcdance.org/buytickets.php or visit www.pushdance.org for more information. (more...)

Liz McKendry Plays Broadway Legend Fay Templeton in One-Woman Comedy at Cape May Stage TodayLiz McKendry Plays Broadway Legend Fay Templeton in One-Woman Comedy at Cape May Stage Today
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 1, 2013

New York cabaret performer and musical theater actress Liz McKendry (currently appearing the musical Boeing, Boeing at the Cape May Stage until September 13) has been cast to portray late 19th-early 20th-Century Theater legend Fay Templeton in Up in a Balloon, a one-woman comedy about Templeton's life and career, written by New York actress Karen McDonald. The show, which previously had successful workshops in New York and Toronto, will be performed today, September 1 at 3pm on the Cape May Stage at The Robert Shackleton Playhouse in Cape May, New Jersey. Admission is free. (Theater is located at 405 Lafayette Street.) (more...)

Liz McKendry to Play Broadway Legend Fay Templeton in One-Woman Comedy at Cape May Stage, 9/1Liz McKendry to Play Broadway Legend Fay Templeton in One-Woman Comedy at Cape May Stage, 9/1
by Stephen Hanks - Aug 23, 2013

New York cabaret performer and musical theater actress Liz McKendry (currently appearing the musical Boeing, Boeing at the Cape May Stage until September 13) has been cast to portray late 19th-early 20th-century theater legend Fay Templeton in Up in a Balloon, a one-woman comedy about Templeton's life and career, written by New York actress Karen McDonald. The show will be performed on Sunday, September 1 at 3pm on the Cape May Stage at The Robert Shackleton Playhouse in Cape May, New Jersey. Admission is free. (Theater is located at 405 Lafayette Street.) (more...)

Bridge Rep of Boston Announces Their 2013-2014 SeasonBridge Rep of Boston Announces Their 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2013

Bridge Rep of Boston is pleased to announce their 2013-2014 season; the first for the new company. In March, Bridge Rep debuted with 'The Lover', by Harold Pinter, at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, to critical acclaim. Bridge Rep will continue their bold approach to theater and community driven productions with their first season, which will launch in September with 'The Libertine', a co-production with Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company, a New York City based company. (more...)

Suranne Jones, Zaraah Abrahams and More Set to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!Suranne Jones, Zaraah Abrahams and More Set to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL THING - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

The producers of the brand new 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's classic play, Beautiful Thing, are thrilled to announced full casting for the show, which will open at the Arts Theatre in the West End from 13 April - 25 May, followed by a short UK tour visiting Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton. Directed by Nikolai Foster, and designed by Colin Richmond, the production will star Suranne Jones as 'Sandra', Zaraah Abrahams as 'Leah', Oliver Farnworth as 'Tony and introducing Jake Davies as 'Jamie' and Danny-Boy Hatchard, making his professional debut as 'Ste'. Nancy Sullivan and Luke Baker will also join the company as understudy covers. (more...)

TOP GIRLS to Open 5 August at Trafalgar StudiosTOP GIRLS to Open 5 August at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW - Jul 12, 2011

Max Stafford-Clark's new production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls is to transfer to the Trafalgar Studios following its critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. Top Girls, produced in the West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, will run at the Trafalgar Studios from 5 August - 15 October 2011 with press night on 16 August 2011. Designs are by Tim Shortall with lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Ian Dickinson and video design by Finn Ross. Stafford-Clark's Out of Joint/ Chichester Festival Theatre co-production reunites him with producer Sonia Friedman, with whom he co-founded Out of Joint Theatre Company in 1993. (more...)

GAN-e-meed Joins StageSource For Career Lab for Women in Theatre 7/10GAN-e-meed Joins StageSource For Career Lab for Women in Theatre 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2011

GAN-e-meed Theatre Project and StageSource announce Perfecting Your Pitch, a workshop for performing artists and arts leaders. (more...)

GAN-e-meed Joins StageSource For Career Lab for Women in Theatre 7/10GAN-e-meed Joins StageSource For Career Lab for Women in Theatre 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

GAN-e-meed Theatre Project and StageSource announce Perfecting Your Pitch, a workshop for performing artists and arts leaders. (more...)

Debbie Allen Presents 'The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' at UCLA's Royce Hall, 12/9Debbie Allen Presents 'The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' at UCLA's Royce Hall, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

The lights have barely dimmed on Alliance Theater's production of Twist, Debbie Allen's New Orleans 1928 rendition of the Charles Dickens' classic, and the director/choreographer has already announced the Premier of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, her hilarious and culturally rich take on the perennial holiday classic. The show will run at UCLA's Royce Hall from December 9, 2010 to December 11, 2010, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the children of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (www.debbieallendanceacademy.com) and the greater Los Angeles community. (more...)

Debbie Allen Announces Creation of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker 12/9-11Debbie Allen Announces Creation of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker 12/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

The lights have barely dimmed on Alliance Theater's production of Twist, Debbie Allen's New Orleans 1928 rendition of the Charles Dickens' classic, and the director/choreographer has already announced the Premier of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, her hilarious and culturally rich take on the perennial holiday classic. (more...)

Debbie Allen Presents 'The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' at UCLA's Royce Hall, 12/9Debbie Allen Presents 'The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' at UCLA's Royce Hall, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

The lights have barely dimmed on Alliance Theater's production of Twist, Debbie Allen's New Orleans 1928 rendition of the Charles Dickens' classic, and the director/choreographer has already announced the Premier of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, her hilarious and culturally rich take on the perennial holiday classic. The show will run at UCLA's Royce Hall from December 9, 2010 to December 11, 2010, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the children of the Debbie Allen Dance Academy (www.debbieallendanceacademy.com) and the greater Los Angeles community. (more...)

Debbie Allen Announces Creation of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker 12/9-11Debbie Allen Announces Creation of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker 12/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

The lights have barely dimmed on Alliance Theater's production of Twist, Debbie Allen's New Orleans 1928 rendition of the Charles Dickens' classic, and the director/choreographer has already announced the Premier of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, her hilarious and culturally rich take on the perennial holiday classic. (more...)

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