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Jennie Somogyi to Retire from NYCB This FallJennie Somogyi to Retire from NYCB This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

New York City Ballet announced today that Principal Dancer Jennie Somogyi will retire during the Company's 2015 Fall Season, after a 21-year career with New York City Ballet. Her final performance will take place on Sunday, October 11 at 3 pm at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. She will perform George Balanchine's Liebeslieder Walzer. (more...)

Noche Flamenca to Present ANTIGONA, 7/13-8/8Noche Flamenca to Present ANTIGONA, 7/13-8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca's celebrated lead dancer and choreographer, brings her usual fire to the role of Antigone, the classical Greek heroine. Daughter of Oedipus and sister of the shunned Polyneices, Antigone follows her heart and defies Creon by burying her brother. Sentenced to death, Antigone then kills herself. Director George C. Wolfe in The New York Times has declared the company "brilliant," and said that "Soledad is a once-in-a-lifetime performer who combines overwhelming physicality and spirituality." (more...)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett to Direct Industry Readings of ASKING FOR IT This MonthLynne Taylor-Corbett to Direct Industry Readings of ASKING FOR IT This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Asking For It, written and performed by Joanna Rush, under the direction of two-time Tony Award nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, will run two invited industry performances in New York City at Theater at St. Luke's, Wednesday, May 13th, 3PM & 8PM. Theatre at St. Luke's is located at 308 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in New York City. (more...)

Dance Against Cancer Raises More Than $243,000 for American Cancer SocietyDance Against Cancer Raises More Than $243,000 for American Cancer Society
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The 5th Annual Dance Against Cancer was held on Monday, April 27, 2015.  The event had over 500 guests attend and raised more than $243,000 for the American Cancer Society that will benefit research initiatives and patient and family service programs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/23/15- TITANICSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/23/15- TITANIC
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2015

Today in 1997, Titanic opened at the Lunt-Fonatnne Theatre, where it ran for 804 performances. Titanic is a musical with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone that won five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical. Titanic is set on the ocean liner RMS Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. Directed by Richard Jones with choreography by Lynne Taylor-Corbett, the cast included John Cunningham, David Garrison, Larry Keith, Alma Cuervo, Michael Cerveris, Victoria Clark, and Brian d'Arcy James. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This WeekMarilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This SpringPatti LuPone, Marilyn Maye, Nellie McKay, Goodspeed Writers Colony and More Set for 54 Below This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

This April and May, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann ArborLOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE Runs 3/26-27 in Ann Arbor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

LOVE SONGS PLAYAROUND SHAKESPEARE combines the lyrical and romantic songs from a new contemporary musical, LOVE SONGS-A Musical (Music & Lyrics by Steven Cagan, veteran composer/conductor, DREAMGIRLS Musical Director), with some of Shakespeare's most passionate, poetic love scenes, enhanced by modern visual technology and dance. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Premiere IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN, 2/20-3/8Centenary Stage Company to Premiere IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN, 2/20-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Centenary Stage Company to present World Premiere production of Joni Fritz's Susan Glaspell Award Winning In the Car with Blossom and Len on February 20 and running until March 8 in the Sitnik Theatre of the David and Carol Lackland Center. Work-shopped during last season's annual Women Playwrights Series, In the Car with Blossom and Len proved that family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material and received an overwhelming response. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company to Present World Premiere of IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN, 2/20-3/8Centenary Stage Company to Present World Premiere of IN THE CAR WITH BLOSSOM AND LEN, 2/20-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Centenary Stage Company to present World Premiere production of Joni Fritz's Susan Glaspell Award Winning In the Car with Blossom and Len on February 20 and running until March 8 in the Sitnik Theatre of the David and Carol Lackland Center. Work-shopped during last season's annual Women Playwrights Series, In the Car with Blossom and Len proved that family dynamics can be the source of endless comedic material and received an overwhelming response. (more...)

Danny Bernardy Stars in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING from SaturdayDanny Bernardy Stars in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING from Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

?Danny Bernardy is set to take on the role of leading male "Andrew Polinski" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Bernardy will be replacing Brandon Goins who took his final bow Saturday night after almost two years in the role. Goins is currently the longest to play the role since the production was conceived back at the Actors Playhouse back in 2003. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Schedule for Spring 2015 Studio SeriesHubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces Schedule for Spring 2015 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

CHICAGO - Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and in partnership with the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, is pleased to continue its new series of master classes and workshops for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers in Chicago. (more...)

Wendy Whelan and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano to Lead Hubbard Street's Spring 2015 Studio SeriesWendy Whelan and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano to Lead Hubbard Street's Spring 2015 Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and in partnership with the ?Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, is pleased to continue its new series of master classes and workshops for advanced, pre-professional and professional dancers in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shaun Taylor-Corbett Honored by Association on American Indian AffairsPhoto Flash: Shaun Taylor-Corbett Honored by Association on American Indian Affairs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Association on American Indian Affairs honored Shaun Taylor-Corbett (Blackfeet, Frankie Valli in the Jersey Boys National Tour), Ernie Stevens, Jr. (Oneida, Chairman, National Indian Gaming Association) and Martha Redbone (Cherokee/Choctaw, Award Winning Recording Artist and Activist) last Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center (144 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Danny Bernardy to Join Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING This WinterDanny Bernardy to Join Off-Broadway's MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Danny Bernardy is set to take on the role of leading male "Andrew Polinski" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Currently being played by Brandon Goins, Bernardy is set to step in for the winter season beginning January 10th every Saturday at 8pm. (more...)

John Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards, Presented TonightJohn Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards, Presented Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Joe A. Callaway Awards will be presented alongside the Fichandler Award this year tonight, November 3 in New York City. (more...)

World Premiere of Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Set for UW World Series This WeekendWorld Premiere of Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA Set for UW World Series This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

In October, the UW World Series will present the world premiere of Antigona, a new work by Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca. Hailed by critics everywhere for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is one of the most authentic flamenco companies in the world today, and Soledad Barrio is its star. Now, in a unique creative partnership, this remarkable company joins with acclaimed American theater director Lee Breuer to create a new work, Antigona, based on Sophocles' ancient Greek heroine. Combining live music, song, and dance, Noche Flamenca's Antigona will bring the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world's great tragedies in an evening-length work that promises to be both gripping and intensely moving. The work is conceived and directed by Martin Santangelo with choreography by Soledad Barrio, consulting direction by Lee Breuer, and visual and mask design by Mary Frank. (more...)

Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan Bids Farewell to the NYC Ballet in Special Performance TonightPrincipal Dancer Wendy Whelan Bids Farewell to the NYC Ballet in Special Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Wendy Whelan will bid farewell to New York City Ballet with a special one-time-only performance tonight, October 18 at 8 p.m. For the occasion, two of the dance world's most acclaimed choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, will collaborate on a world premiere piece d'occasion for Whelan. (more...)

John Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway AwardsJohn Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces this season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography from more than 200 eligible productions in the 2013-2014 New York City theatre season. This year's awards will be presented to John Rando for his direction of The Heir Apparent, produced by Classic Stage Company, and Martha Clarke for her choreography of Cheri, produced by Signature Theatre. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Dancer!BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Dancer!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Oct 6, 2014

I'm happy to confess that this piece was a total, happy accident. (more...)

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