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Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz Star in Basil Twist's SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS This OctJoey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz Star in Basil Twist's SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS This Oct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Abrons' Playhouse, SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS is a spooktacular musical extravaganza direct from the unlimited imagination of Basil Twist and stars the legendary Downtown icons Joey Arias (Arias With A Twist, Lincoln Center's AmericanSongbook) and Julie Atlas Muz (Beauty and the Beast). (more...)

Axis Dance, MLK Celebration, Alvin Ailey and More Set for NJPAC's 2015-16 Dance LineupAxis Dance, MLK Celebration, Alvin Ailey and More Set for NJPAC's 2015-16 Dance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

As part of their 2015-16 season (visit NJPAC.org for complete listings), The New Jersey Performing Arts Center proudly presents the upcoming year in dance and performative movement. (more...)

Ensemble ACJW Musicians Launch Second Year of Fellowship ProgramEnsemble ACJW Musicians Launch Second Year of Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

-This season, the eighteen young professional musicians of Ensemble ACJW continue their two-year fellowship program with concerts at Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, Skidmore College, National Sawdust, and in community venues throughout New York City. In a particular season highlight, Ensemble ACJW leads a residency in Paris in cooperation with The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations from November 15-20 that will consist of workshops at local Paris schools led by the ACJW fellows as well as concerts at Theatre du Chatelet and Studio Bastille. The residency concert at Theatre du Chatelet on November 18 includes a performance of a work written for the group by Meredith Monk, the recent recipient of the United States National Medal of Arts. On November 19 Ensemble ACJW performs works by Boulez, Michael Jarrell, and Phillippe Leroux at Studio Bastille, conducted by Jean-Christophe Vervoitte, horn player with France's noted Ensemble intercontemporain. Ensemble ACJW then travels to Geneva, Switzerland on November 20 for a performance at the Abbaye de Bonmont. (more...)

City College Center for the Arts and Clark Center NYC to Present FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTHCity College Center for the Arts and Clark Center NYC to Present FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

City College Center for the Arts and Clark Center NYC join together in celebration of The Clark Center for the Performing Arts with a presentation of the acclaimed dance/narrative series From the Horse's Mouth on Thursday, October 1 and Friday October 2 at Aaron Davis Hall. The From the Horse's Mouth production will serve as the culmination of Clark Center NYC's weeklong residency at City College Center for the Arts, made possible, in part, by funding from the CUNY Dance Initiative. Performances of From the Horse's Mouth begin at 7pm. A reception will follow the October 1 performance. (more...)

ACME Opens 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival TonightACME Opens 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble opens its 2015-2016 season with a concert presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival at 7pm tonight, September 11, 2015 at National Opera Center's Scorca Recital Hall. (more...)

President Obama Commends 2014 National Medal of Arts Honorees for 'Sharing Rare Truths'President Obama Commends 2014 National Medal of Arts Honorees for 'Sharing Rare Truths'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

In case you missed today's live-stream of President Barack Obama presenting the 2014 National Medals of Arts, read his full opening remarks from the afternoon ceremony below! (more...)

Sally Field & More to Receive 2014 National Medals of Arts in Live-Streamed Ceremony TodaySally Field & More to Receive 2014 National Medals of Arts in Live-Streamed Ceremony Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

In a ceremony to be held at the White House爐oday, Thursday, September 10th, President Barack Obama will present the 2015 National Medals of Arts. (more...)

Sally Field, Stephen King and More Receive 2014 National Medal of Arts TodaySally Field, Stephen King and More Receive 2014 National Medal of Arts Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Today, September 10, 2015 at 3 p.m., President Obama will award the 2014 National Medal of Arts to distinguished recipients in the East Room. The First Lady will also be in attendance. Among those honored will be theatre director Ping Chong, Hollywood actress Sally Fields and writer Stephen King. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

The University Musical Society (UMS) has been selected as one of the 2014 recipients of the National Medal of Arts, announced by the White House today. The award will be presented today, September 10 at 3 pm at the White House. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

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Sally Field, Stephen King and More to Receive 2014 National Medal of Arts Next WeekSally Field, Stephen King and More to Receive 2014 National Medal of Arts Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Next Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 3 p.m., President Obama will award the 2014 National Medal of Arts to燿istinguished recipients in the East Room. The First Lady will also be in attendance. Among those honored will be theatre director Ping Chong, Hollywood actress Sally Fields and writer Stephen King. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble opens its 2015-2016 season with a concert presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival at 7pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 at National Opera Center's Scorca Recital Hall. The program features music by ACME members Timo Andres (solo piano piece TBA), Caleb Burhans (Jahrzeit for string quartet), and燩ulitzer Prize winner燙aroline Shaw (Gustave Le Grey), as well as Meredith Monk's rarely performed string quartet Stringsongs and Charles Ives' Piano Trio, Op. 86. The group will also present the world premiere of񂽽,燼 suite of five movements commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival, featuring musical contributions by each of the five composer-performers on the program - Shaw, Andres, and Burhans plus violinist Ben Russell and cellist/ACME artistic director Clarice Jensen. ACME players for this concert are Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violins; Caleb Burhans and Caitlin Lynch, violas; Clarice Jensen, cello; and Timo Andres, piano. (more...)

ODC Theater to Present RESIDENT ARTISTS UNPLUGGED, 8/30ODC Theater to Present RESIDENT ARTISTS UNPLUGGED, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

ODC Theater, one of the West Coast's major centers for contemporary dance and performance, announced today its newest class of resident artists: Gerald Casel, Maurya Kerr, Nicole Klaymoon, and the duo of Sheldon B. Smith and Lisa Wymore. The announcement of these five distinguished artists falls on the ten-year anniversary of ODC Dance Commons, whose upstairs Studio B will serve as venue for a one-night-only event offering a rare and candid look into the creative process of the new resident artists. Titled Resident Artists Unplugged, the event takes place Sunday, August 30 at 6pm. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & MoreAbrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Bessie Award Nominees; Full List!AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Bessie Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2014-15 season at its annual press conference. The 37 nominees were selected by the Bessies Selection Committee, an independent committee of 39 dance industry professionals. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design. The list of nominations follows. (more...)

The Kitchen Presents AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID This WeekThe Kitchen Presents AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

For the first time in two decades, The Kitchen will present a new edition of the acclaimed performance series And That's How the Rent Gets Paid, written by downtown legends Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez. For three nights only (tonight, July 14, through July16), Weiss and Martinez's thrilling serial drama, which follows a charming serial killer through the queer underbelly of New York City, will be brought to life by director and producer Brooke O'Harra with Kate Valk and Nicky Paraiso. The three-day marathon performance features an eclectic group of 50 performers including David Cale, Jennifer Miller, Keith McDermott, Becca Blackwell, Jess Barbagallo, Moe Angelos and Mark Bennett, among others. Weiss will appear in the production, in various cameo performances, throughout the three-day run. (more...)

Open House Plays The Kitchen This WeekOpen House Plays The Kitchen This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Using Richard Brautigan's novella In Watermelon Sugar as a guide and the lens through which material is developed, director/choreographer Steven Reker collaborates with Ryan Seaton, Matt Evans, and Eliot Krimsky to form the experimental noise rock band Open House. At The Kitchen, Open House will premiere an evening of songs, compositions and performance work, this week, June 25-27. (more...)

The Kitchen to Present AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID, 7/14-16The Kitchen to Present AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID, 7/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

For the first time in two decades, The Kitchen will present a new edition of the acclaimed performance series And That's How the Rent Gets Paid, written by downtown legends Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez. For three nights only (July 14-16), Weiss and Martinez's thrilling serial drama, which follows a charming serial killer through the queer underbelly of New York City, will be brought to life by director and producer Brooke O'Harra with Kate Valk and Nicky Paraiso. The three-day marathon performance features an eclectic group of 50 performers including David Cale, Jennifer Miller, Keith McDermott, Becca Blackwell, Jess Barbagallo, Moe Angelos and Mark Bennett, among others. Weiss will appear in the production, in various cameo performances, throughout the three-day run. (more...)

Ensemble ACJW Performs Tonight at SubCultureEnsemble ACJW Performs Tonight at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Ensemble ACJW, an inspirational collective of young professional musicians, performs a program of classical and contemporary works at the Greenwich Village club SubCulture tonight, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday TonightComposer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

On the occasion of his 50th birthday (6.13.15), the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents an unprecedented overview of composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti's work as a composer including new pieces written specifically for the occasion. (more...)

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