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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

The燯niversity Musical Society (UMS)爃as been selected as one of the 2014 recipients of the燦ational Medal of燗rts, announced by the White House today. The award will be presented on燭hursday, September 10 at 3 pm燼t the White House. (more...)

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...)

Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 6/14Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 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. The concert series opens燡une 11th燼t the ACFNY, with performances of Lukas' solo and small ensemble works (performers include Thomas Bergeron, Candy Chiu, Jennifer Hymer, Ben Reimer, David Cossin, and others), and premiere pieces for Lukas' new classical/indie rock band, Notebook. The festival culminates燡une 14th燼t Roulette featuring Lukas' music for chamber orchestra. Program includes several world premieres, as well as U.S. and New York City premieres, performed by the fresh, contemporary-collective Ensemble mise-en conducted by Oliver Hagen, pianist Vicky Chow, and others.燬ee below for program details. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Ends Season with AMERICAN VANGUARD TonightSan Francisco Girls Chorus Ends Season with AMERICAN VANGUARD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will conclude its 2014-2015 season with an ambitious and ingenious program exploring the serious fun of modern and contemporary music Today, June 5, at 8 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Artistic Director燣isa Bielawa爃as announced. Conducted by SFGC Music Director燰al閞ie Sainte-Agathe燼nd featuring guest composer/violinist燙arla Kihlstedt, the program includes a new work by Kihlstedt and her燞old my own爓ith the composer as soloist,燡ohn Cage's iconic燣iving Room Music,燤eredith Monk's燩anda Chant, selections from燣ou Harrison's Mass for Saint Cecilia's Day,燛inojuhani Rautavaara's燰iatonten Valsi燼nd燡ohn Adams'燚esert Chorus梑oth with Kihlstedt on violin,燱illiam Schuman's燫equiescat燼nd燭o Thy Love,燣isa Bielawa's Opening: Forest from the opera Vireo and燭he Andrews Sisters' 揃oogie Woogie Bugle Boy and 揃eat Me Daddy. The concert's repertoire will be performed by the Girls Chorus on tour in Estonia, Finland and Sweden in June. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus to Finish Off Season with Concert Featuring Carla Kihlstedt, TodaySan Francisco Girls Chorus to Finish Off Season with Concert Featuring Carla Kihlstedt, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

San Francisco, CA, April 13, 2015 朤he five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will conclude its 2014-2015 season with an ambitious and ingenious program exploring the serious fun of modern and contemporary music Today, June 5, at 8 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa has announced. Conducted by SFGC Music Director Val閞ie Sainte-Agathe and featuring guest composer/violinist Carla Kihlstedt, the program includes a new work by Kihlstedt and her Hold my own with the composer as soloist, John Cage's iconic Living Room Music, Meredith Monk's Panda Chant, selections from Lou Harrison's Mass for Saint Cecilia's Day, Einojuhani Rautavaara's Viatonten Valsi and John Adams' Desert Chorus梑oth with Kihlstedt on violin, William Schuman's Requiescat and To Thy Love, Lisa Bielawa's Opening: Forest from the opera Vireo and The Andrews Sisters' 揃oogie Woogie Bugle Boy and 揃eat Me Daddy. The concert's repertoire will be performed by the Girls Chorus on tour in Estonia, Finland and Sweden in June. (more...)

Open House to Play The Kitchen, 6/25-27Open House to Play The Kitchen, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 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. (more...)

Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 6/14Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 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. The concert series opens燡une 11th燼t the ACFNY, with performances of Lukas' solo and small ensemble works (performers include Thomas Bergeron, Candy Chiu, Jennifer Hymer, Ben Reimer, David Cossin, and others), and premiere pieces for Lukas' new classical/indie rock band, Notebook. The festival culminates燡une 14th燼t Roulette featuring Lukas' music for chamber orchestra. Program includes several world premieres, as well as U.S. and New York City premieres, performed by the fresh, contemporary-collective Ensemble mise-en conducted by Oliver Hagen, pianist Vicky Chow, and others.燬ee below for program details. (more...)

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective to Present '10: Themes From Our First Ten Years'C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective to Present '10: Themes From Our First Ten Years'
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present 10 - Themes from Our First Ten Years, the third and final concerts of its' By the Numbers 2014-15 New York season on Thursday, June 4 at 8 PM at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (south of Christopher Street) in Manhattan and Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 PM at Engelman Hall of the Baruch College Performing Arts Center, E. 25th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues), also in Manhattan. (more...)

LA MAMA MOVES! Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Beginning TodayLA MAMA MOVES! Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Uncork the Champagne and raise a glass. La MaMa Moves! dance festival is readying itself for its 10th anniversary festivities while its artists are busily preparing a dozen world, U.S. and New York premieres to celebrate its decade of dance. (more...)

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