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Date of Birth: June 22, 1912
Date of Death: May 21, 2006 (93)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
NY Public Library's Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Ph. D. on Head ShotsNY Public Library's Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Ph. D. on Head Shots
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - May 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Barbara Cohen-Stratyner, Ph. D.,Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg Curator of Exhibitions at theShelby Cullom Davis Museumfor The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on head shots! (more...)

American Dance Guild to Present BARE BONES 2015, 6/19-20American Dance Guild to Present BARE BONES 2015, 6/19-20
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

THE AMERICAN DANCE GUILD, on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, will host a choreography showcase featuring 12 new works in tribute to independent dance artist Frances Alenikoff in the space she created, Eden's Expressway at 537 Broadway in New York City. All performances are at 8pm. Tickets are $15, cash only at the door. Seating is limited. For reservations: 212-874-6947. (more...)

STORMY WEATHER Starring Lena Horne Blu-ray Now AvailableSTORMY WEATHER Starring Lena Horne Blu-ray Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 21, 2015

Lena Horne in a Harold Arlen movie musical classic! (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 18 City Tour; Beg. TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 18 City Tour; Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will travel to 18 cities coast-to-coast presenting 80 performances, beginning tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Hitting other major venues like The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, the tour culminates May 10th at the beautiful Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, where Ailey is the Principal Resident Affiliate. For tickets, visit www.njpac.org. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This SpringAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with Tri-state audiences at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall for two nights only, March 3-4, 2015 at 7:30pm. The much-anticipated dance event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season. (more...)

Lula Washington Dance Theatre to Perform at NJPAC in FebruaryLula Washington Dance Theatre to Perform at NJPAC in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Lula Washington Dance Theatre on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts to Present BILLY THE KIDUC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts to Present BILLY THE KID
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) at the University of California, Irvine is thrilled to announce that as part of our 50th anniversary season the Department of Dance will stage a revival of founding faculty member Eugene Loring's classic American ballet, Billy the Kid. The work will be featured as part of Dance Visions, an annual constellation of faculty works which runs from February 11 - 15, 2015 in the Claire Trevor Theatre. The program will also include choreography by outstanding current faculty members Tong Wang, Shaun Boyle, and Donald McKayle. (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season, Launching TodayPeter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season, Launching Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing tonight, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series, which also includes the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (November 21 at 8PM, $45 - $35) and The Hit Men (December 13 at 8PM, $45 - $35). Also featured are Alexis P. Suter (January 9 at 8PM, $45 - $35), and Ruthie Foster (May 8 at 8PM, $45 - $35), among others. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 10, 2014

Today we celebrate the life of Tony Award-winning director, choreographer and artist Geoffrey Holder in honor of his death this week at the age of 84. (more...)

Video Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Geoffrey HolderVideo Flashback: Remembering Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder passed away on Sunday, October 5th in Manhattan. According to family spokesman Charles M. Mirotznik, the cause of death was complications from pneumonia. Holder was 84 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the Broadway legend with a selection of videos highlighting his diverse career. (more...)

Son of Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Writes About His Father's Final DaysSon of Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Writes About His Father's Final Days
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

His son, Leo Holder, just released a statement on his father's death and final days on Facebook: (more...)

Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84Tony Winning 'WIZ' Director & Costume Designer Geoffrey Holder Dies at 84
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The New York Times reports that Tony Award-winning stage director and costume designer Geoffrey Holder has passed away at the age of 84. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!Alvin Ailey Announces Performances at New York City Center - World Premiere, Odetta Tribute, Holiday Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital "American Cultural Ambassador" to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 SeasonPeter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

GOTTA DANCE! Exhibit at Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Vintage Movie Poster Art, Summer 2014GOTTA DANCE! Exhibit at Jacob's Pillow Celebrates Vintage Movie Poster Art, Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

The art of the dance movie poster is celebrated at Jacob's Pillow this summer with GOTTA DANCE!, an extraordinary exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. The posters, which feature stars such as Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Cyd Charisse, Eleanor Powell, and Astaire & Rogers, were selected from the personal collection of one of the genre's foremost experts, award-winning campaign designer and producer Mike Kaplan. GOTTA DANCE! includes a special six-poster salute to Marge and Gower Champion on the occasion of Marge Champion's 95th birthday. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater for a Two-Week Engagement, 6/11-22Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater for a Two-Week Engagement, 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

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 with four different programs for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, highlighted by a world premiere from Robert Moses - a first-time collaboration with the Company - new productions of Hans van Manen's Polish Pieces and David Parsons' signature work Caught, along with the company premiere of Asadata Dafora's groundbreaking 1932 solo Awassa Astrige/Ostrich. Ailey's acclaimed dancers will perform in diverse repertory including encore performances of 2013-14 season premieres and new productions such as Wayne McGregor's Chroma and an "Ailey/Ellington" program, as well as favorites like Alvin Ailey's American masterpiece Revelations. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Sets Special Opening and Four Dynamic Programs for Lincoln Center Season, 6/11-22Alvin Ailey Sets Special Opening and Four Dynamic Programs for Lincoln Center Season, 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

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 with four different programs for a 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Sets Special Opening and Four Dynamic Programs for Lincoln Center Season, 6/11-22Alvin Ailey Sets Special Opening and Four Dynamic Programs for Lincoln Center Season, 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

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 with four different programs for a 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 11 - 22, 2014. (more...)

Neile Adams Brings THE LIVES OF ME to El Portal Theatre This WeekendNeile Adams Brings THE LIVES OF ME to El Portal Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents Ms. Neile Adams in The Lives of Me, A Musical Celebration of her memories and the stages of her life! Directed by Ted Sprague with Musical Direction by Andy Howe, The Lives of Me runs this weekend, May 24 & May 25 for 2 shows only, at the Monroe Forum Theatre at the historic El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

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