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Date Of Birth:
June 22, 1912
Date Of Death:
May 21, 2006 (93)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
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Katherine Dunham News

Date of Birth: June 22, 1912
Date of Death: May 21, 2006 (93)
Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera HouseBWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Community Engagement and Education ManagerKC Ballet Welcomes New Community Engagement and Education Manager
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of April Berry as the new Community Engagement and Education Manager.  (more...)

'Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room' Residency & Exhibition to Open This Month at New Museum'Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room' Residency & Exhibition to Open This Month at New Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

In her work, Simone Leigh (b. 1968, Chicago, IL) demands that the concerns, roles, and rights of women of color be recognized as central, rather than pushed to the margins. Taking into account a history of social inequality that has necessitated community-organized care, traditionally provided by women, “Simone Leigh: The Waiting Room” considers the possibilities of disobedience, desire, and self-determination as they manifest in resistance to an imposed state of deferral and debasement. (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native ChicagoansLorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

BWW Interview: Olga ElBWW Interview: Olga El
by Barnett Serchuk - Mar 2, 2016

Olga El is a writer, director, and performance activist based in New York City. Her company, The Kandake Dance Theatre for Social Change, uses dance traditions from around the world to create socially relevant work and engage audiences and communities. This year is The Kandake's fifth anniversary, so I decided to ask Olga some questions about the company's unique foundations and where she thinks it may be headed in the future. (more...)

Choreographer Camille A. Brown On Translating the Body Language of CABIN IN THE SKYChoreographer Camille A. Brown On Translating the Body Language of CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

The Encores! production will replicate the style of the era, rather than the style as represented by the white-controlled entertainment of the era. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY Inspires Hope this Holiday Season at New York City CenterBWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY Inspires Hope this Holiday Season at New York City Center
by Tracy Hopkins - Dec 10, 2015

In a time when the very foundation of the African-American community has been rocked by police brutality and racism renewed with a vengeance, we need something to uplift and inspire us. This holiday season, that something is Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 45th annual residency at New York City Center. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 22, 2015BWW's On This Day - November 22, 2015
by - Nov 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Annenberg Center Live Opens Dance Season with Urban Bush Women This WeekendAnnenberg Center Live Opens Dance Season with Urban Bush Women This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Annenberg Center Live opens its dance season with four performances from Urban Bush Women. This legendary all-female dance troupe performs this weekend, October 22-24 as part of Dance @ Annenberg Center Live and the Annenberg Center's African Roots, American Voices programming series. Tickets cost $20 - $50.  Tickets are available online at AnnenbergCenter.org or by phone at 215.898.3900. The Annenberg Center is located at 3680 Walnut Street. (more...)

Annenberg Center Live to Open Dance Season with Urban Bush Women, 10/22-24Annenberg Center Live to Open Dance Season with Urban Bush Women, 10/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Annenberg Center Live opens its dance season with four performances from Urban Bush Women. This legendary all-female dance troupe performs October 22-24 as part of Dance @ Annenberg Center Live and the Annenberg Center's African Roots, American Voices programming series. Tickets cost $20 - $50.  Tickets are available online at AnnenbergCenter.org or by phone at 215.898.3900. The Annenberg Center is located at 3680 Walnut Street. (more...)

Twyla Tharp, Urban Bush Women & More Set for Annenberg Center's 2015-16 Dance SeasonTwyla Tharp, Urban Bush Women & More Set for Annenberg Center's 2015-16 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Annenberg Center Live has unveiled a dance season that includes a quintet of diverse artists celebrating the wide landscape of dance in modern times. The new series begins with a one-two punch of a rare local appearance by Urban Bush Women (October 22-24) and Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour (October 30-November 1) and continues in 2016 with performances from Ballet Hispanico (February 5-6), Dance Theatre of Harlem (March 3-5) and Meredith Rainey Dance (April 1-2). Tickets and more information are available online at AnnenbergCenter.org. (more...)

American Dance Guild Presents BARE BONES 2015 This WeekendAmerican Dance Guild Presents BARE BONES 2015 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

THE AMERICAN DANCE GUILD, today, 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...)

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 the Shelby Cullom Davis Museum for 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 Comes to the Aronoff Center TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 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, tonight and tomorrow, March 3-4, 2015 at 7:30pm. The much-anticipated dance event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season. (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...)

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