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World Music Institute Announces 2016-17 Fall/Winter SeasonWorld Music Institute Announces 2016-17 Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

World Music Institute announces the fall and winter portion of the 2016-17 Season. In its second season under Artistic Director Par Neiburger and Executive Director Gaby Sappington, WMI will be curating a uniquely wide range of world music, from traditional and folkloric to the experimental and avant-garde. (more...)

OPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of DirectorsOPERA America Welcomes New Chairman & Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

 OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that Timothy O'Leary, general director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, has been elected the new chairman of OPERA America's board of directors. He has been involved with OPERA America since 2006, when he participated in Leadership Advance, one of the organization's professional development programs. He joined OPERA America's board in 2011. O'Leary was elected chairman at OPERA America's recent annual business meeting — held during Opera Conference 2016 in Montreal — where eight new members were also elected to the board and three current members were re-elected to three-year terms.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Harvey Fierstein, Sam Shepard and More Featured in La MaMa's New Digital CollectionsPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Harvey Fierstein, Sam Shepard and More Featured in La MaMa's New Digital Collections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Archives of La MaMa just launched La MaMa's Digital Collections Website (catalog.lamama.org). Its development was made possible by a generous 'hidden archival collections' grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The site, which premieres on June 27, 2016 as part of La MaMa's 55th anniversary season, is freely available for use by artists, scholars, educators, and the interested public. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the collection! (more...)


by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

The 2016 LOOK AND LISTEN FESTIVAL Kicks Off Tonight in Brooklyn - All Events are Free!The 2016 LOOK AND LISTEN FESTIVAL Kicks Off Tonight in Brooklyn - All Events are Free!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The 2016 Look + Listen Festival takes place tonight, Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8 PM - Friday, May 6, 2016 at  8pm at the BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn. (more...)

Michael Cerveris & Seth Rudetsky Coming to CLO Cabaret This MayMichael Cerveris & Seth Rudetsky Coming to CLO Cabaret This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO will host an exclusive evening with Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris (Fun Home) and co-creator/star of DISASTER! Seth Rudetsky at the CLO Cabaret on May 23. This exciting fundraiser will support Pittsburgh CLO's continuing commitment to the fostering of new musicals for Pittsburgh and beyond. (more...)

La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 with Gabriel Berry, 4/23La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 with Gabriel Berry, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

LA MAMA presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #134 "GABRIEL BERRY" - Saturday, APRIL 23, 2016 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm?-- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)

Kathryn Posin Dance Company Receives LMCC GrantKathryn Posin Dance Company Receives LMCC Grant
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

  The Kathryn Posin Dance Company, invited by 92 Y to open the Harkness Dance Festival last February 11 & 12, has been awarded a generous grant for this program  by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which includes the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts. (more...)

Joan Jonas, Charles Atlas, Xiu Xiu & More Set for The Kitchen's Spring 2016 SeasonJoan Jonas, Charles Atlas, Xiu Xiu & More Set for The Kitchen's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

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TNC to Host Night of Two Plays Based on Kanafani Short StoriesTNC to Host Night of Two Plays Based on Kanafani Short Stories
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting a night of two plays based on short stories by Ghassan Kanafani, an award-winning Palestinian journalist, playwright and novelist whose work has been presented around the world. (more...)

PCPA Welcomes New Managing DirectorPCPA Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Jennifer Schwartz is the new Managing Director for PCPA as of January 2016. Schwartz comes to PCPA having worked for over 15 years as a non-profit arts manager. She was the Finance and Administration Director at the San Jose Repertory Theatre, held finance positions at SFJAZZ, The San Francisco Film Society and The Paul Dresher Ensemble, and was the Associate Managing Director at the Yale Repertory Theatre where she produced The Special Events Series that included artists Don Byron, Meredith Monk and Guillermo Gomez-Pena. She also has worked in Los Angeles for New Line Cinema and Paramount Pictures and as a consultant for Bay Area non-profits including The Magnes Museum, Southern Exposure, Prison Law Office, Glide Community Housing, Root Division, We Care, World Savvy and Youth Speaks. (more...)

Two Colombian Theatre Artists Receive First-Ever Ellen Stewart International AwardTwo Colombian Theatre Artists Receive First-Ever Ellen Stewart International Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Two Colombian theater artists -- Bernard Rey and Nube Sandoval -- are the recipients of the first-ever Ellen Stewart International Award, it has been announced by La MaMa, the world-renowned experimental theater company founded by the late Ellen Stewart and now in its 54th season on East 4th Street in New York City.  (more...)

La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 'TALKING BAND'La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 'TALKING BAND'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

LA MaMa presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #132 'TALKING BAND' -- Saturday March 12, 2016 at 3 to 5 p.m. -- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). (more...)

Carol Lipnik, Flamenco Festival, Gad Elmaleh and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This MonthCarol Lipnik, Flamenco Festival, Gad Elmaleh and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from March 2-13, 2016. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

From the Horse's Mouth to Honor Dance Legend Gus Solomons jrFrom the Horse's Mouth to Honor Dance Legend Gus Solomons jr
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

In celebration of his career as dancer, choreographer, actor, writer and educator, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to Gus Solomons jr, a pioneer and dance legend whose life-long accomplishments exemplify a storied career spanning more than 60 years. (more...)

The Western Wind Vocal Sextet to Perform at Merkin Hall, 3/12The Western Wind Vocal Sextet to Perform at Merkin Hall, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The Western Wind, the internationally acclaimed vocal sextet devoted to a capella music, celebrates its 47th anniversary with a gala concert on March 12, 2016, honoring their co-founder, co-director, and baritone, Elliot Z. Levine. Levine plans to leave the ensemble in August 2016 after nearly 47 years.  The program entitled We Thank You ... A Concert Honoring Elliot Z. Levine, will take place 8pm, at the Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. It will feature compositions and arrangements by Levine as well as his favorite selections from each of his four decades with the ensemble.  (more...)

Robert Klein to Host Berger & London's 'MOSES TO MOSTEL' at The Town HallRobert Klein to Host Berger & London's 'MOSES TO MOSTEL' at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Town Hall presents From Moses to Mostel: A History of The Jews (According to Musical Theater), a premiere chronological history of the Jewish people as depicted on stage and in song, on Saturday, February 27 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company Returning to 92nd St YThe Kathryn Posin Dance Company Returning to 92nd St Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company returns to the 92nd St Y for Feb. 11 & 12 performances.   The performances, originally announced for the Kaufmann Concert Hall, will take place at Buttenweiser on the 2nd floor, which provides more room for the musicians and a better dance floor. (more...)

The School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2016 ProgramsThe School at Jacob's Pillow Sets 2016 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

In the summer of 2016, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned center for professional dance training with diversely experienced and international artists will present Professional Advancement Programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance, and a new program titled Improv Traditions & Innovations: From Ring Shout to Blues to Jazz. These programs will take place during the 84th annual Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, led by a highly-distinguished artist faculty, and offer an incomparable combination of studio, performance, and Festival experiences. (more...)

Public Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play CyclePublic Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere three-play cycle THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, Play One: HUNGRY, will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. The second play, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

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