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YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS Announces Full Cast and CreativesYOUR NAME ON MY LIPS Announces Full Cast and Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical by Eric Sirota, has announced full cast and creatives for its premiere run, to be presented by Theater for the New City March 2 to 19, 2017. (more...)

Uplifting Tribute to the Bronx GROWING UP GONZALES to Hit Medicine Show TheaterUplifting Tribute to the Bronx GROWING UP GONZALES to Hit Medicine Show Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

From Executive Producers Maria Torres, John O'Connor, Michael and Sandra Lang, Maria Barreto and Linda Garcia comes GROWING UP GONZALES, a vibrant and uplifting Bronx tale. Previews begin on Friday, March 17th at Medicine Show Theater, 549 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. The production's official opening will be on Thursday, March 30th at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning ZOOT SUIT Revival at Taper Mirrors Present Day PoliticsBWW Review: Stunning ZOOT SUIT Revival at Taper Mirrors Present Day Politics
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Let's get one thing perfectly clear from the get.go. Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and on Broadway in 1978, is a milestone. Broadway had not seen anything quite like it up to that point. First of all, it put Mexicans into the mainstream ... and their Pachuco culture, including their music and dance. In form it's a serious play about the Zoot Suit murders of 1942 in Southern California, but it is laced with humor, song and dance, classifying it in both realms of fact and fantasy. Now, after 39 years, in the 50th anniversary year of Center Theatre Group, Zoot Suit returns in an all new revival, once again directed by the brilliant Valdez. It has a fantastic cast, is high on entertainment value...and its issues do indeed mirror those present in today's politically ruthless world. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!Photo Flash: Eva Longoria and More Fete ZOOT SUIT on Opening Night at the Taper; Plus Curtain Call!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Due to extraordinary ticket sales, Center Theatre Group's 'Zoot Suit' has announced a second one-week extension. Performances will now continue through March 26, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews for 'Zoot Suit' began January 31. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has photos from Sunday's opening festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the TaperPhoto Flash: First Look at Twice-Extended ZOOT SUIT Revival at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Due to extraordinary ticket sales, Center Theatre Group's 'Zoot Suit' has announced a second one-week extension. Performances will now continue through March 26, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Previews for 'Zoot Suit' began January 31; the show officially opened on Sunday, February 12. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Opens 2/12 at Center Theatre GroupZOOT SUIT Opens 2/12 at Center Theatre Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Currently in previews, Center Theatre Group's 'Zoot Suit' opens February 12 at the Mark Taper Forum. This legendary play with music will continue through March 19, 2017, (extending one week from the originally announced closing date). Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino.  (more...)

New Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS to Play TNC This MarchNew Musical YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS to Play TNC This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Playwright/composer/lyricist Eric B. Sirota, who also happens to be a physicist by trade, scrutinizes the changing nature of love in 'Your Name On My Lips,' a new musical about a young artist who fights to hold on to his soulmate as the materialistic world tugs at her. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., will present the work March 2 to 19. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Begins 1/31 at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper ForumZOOT SUIT Begins 1/31 at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

"Zoot Suit" begins previews this Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The legendary play with music opens February 12 and will continue through March 19, 2017, (extending one week from the originally announced closing date). Written and directed by Luis Valdez, "Zoot Suit" is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Extends at Mark Taper Forum; ARCHDUKE Pushes OpeningZOOT SUIT Extends at Mark Taper Forum; ARCHDUKE Pushes Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rehearsals have barely begun and Center Theatre Group is already announcing a one-week extension for 'Zoot Suit,' due to strong ticket sales. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for ZOOT SUIT at the Taper with Luis Valdez and MorePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for ZOOT SUIT at the Taper with Luis Valdez and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The legendary play with music, 'Zoot Suit,' just kicked off rehearsals at Center Theatre Group. 'Zoot Suit' begins previews January 31, opens February 12 and continues through March 12, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. Written and directed by Luis Valdez, 'Zoot Suit' is presented in association with El Teatro Campesino. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

R.Evolucion Latina's 4th Annual Dance-A-Thon Raises $53,811R.Evolucion Latina's 4th Annual Dance-A-Thon Raises $53,811
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27th- R.Evolución Latina's 4th Annual Dance-A-Thon raised $53,811, doubling last years total after 6 weeks of fundraising. Donors, volunteers, supporters and Broadway performers joined fundraisers on Saturday October 22nd as they completed their commitment to dance for 5 hours at Slate NYC. Online contributions continued through the day as artists, RL campers and community members came together to celebrate music and dance from the past 6 decades starting with the 1950s.  (more...)

Courtney Reed, Ektor Rivera, and More Broadway Stars Dance to Make a Difference 10/22Courtney Reed, Ektor Rivera, and More Broadway Stars Dance to Make a Difference 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

R.Evolucion Latina's 4th Annual Dance-A-Thon, that raises funds in order to provide free arts programing for adults and children throughout the year, will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at a new location SLATE NYC. (more...)


by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at 5th Avenue Theatre. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

BWW Review: The Dream is Impossible with 5th Ave's MAN OF LA MANCHABWW Review: The Dream is Impossible with 5th Ave's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Jay Irwin - Oct 19, 2016

Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion's "Man of La Mancha" is a bona fide classic. It's a sweeping epic filled with power, pathos, romance, and tragedy … when it's done right. The show is by no means bulletproof. I've seen incredible productions and I've seen mediocre productions. And after the current production at the 5th Avenue Theatre now I can say I've seen an atrocious production. Not only does it do no honor to the beauty of the original but it also does no honor to basic tenets of good musical theater. And for a musical theater nerd such as myself, that makes for an offensive evening. (more...)

NYCEDC Selects Industry Leader TechShop to Operate Advanced Manufacturing Center in Sunset ParkNYCEDC Selects Industry Leader TechShop to Operate Advanced Manufacturing Center in Sunset Park
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's MAN OF LA MANCHA - Rufus Bonds, Jr., Nova Payton and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's MAN OF LA MANCHA - Rufus Bonds, Jr., Nova Payton and More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at 5th Avenue Theatre. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rufus Bonds, Jr., Nova Payton, Don Darryl Rivera and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHAPhoto Flash: First Look at Rufus Bonds, Jr., Nova Payton, Don Darryl Rivera and More in 5th Avenue Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at 5th Avenue Theatre. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

Rufus Bonds, Jr.-Led MAN OF LA MANCHA Begins Tonight at 5th Avenue TheatreRufus Bonds, Jr.-Led MAN OF LA MANCHA Begins Tonight at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rufus Bonds, Jr. Sings 'Dulcinea' from MAN OF LA MANCHASTAGE TUBE: Rufus Bonds, Jr. Sings 'Dulcinea' from MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2016

Broadway's Rufus Bonds, Jr. will be tilting at windmills on The 5th Avenue Theatre stage when he takes over the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Bonds was recently seen as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess in London's West End, and was a member of the original Broadway casts of RENT and Parade. This new production is the first of The 5th Avenue Theatre's 2016/17 season and also features Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho and Nova Payton as Aldonza with direction by Allison Narver and choreography by Maria Torres. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Announces Salsa And Flamenco ClassesBallet Hispanico Announces Salsa And Flamenco Classes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Ballet Hispanico introduces new adult class offerings in Salsa and Flamenco at the company's School of Dance at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC. The classes are recommended for ages 18 and up and will get attendees up and moving to the beat in no time. Classes are available for all levels and begin the week of September 12, 2016.  For more details and to register visit www.ballethispanico.org/classes/adult. (more...)

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