Natalie Portman News

BWW Recap: SYTYCD Delivers One of Best Routines in Show's History (Updated w/ Pictures & ON THE TOWN news)
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 03, 2014

It was a rushed audition and callback process, but finally, we are getting into the meat and potatoes of the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE season; the live shows. This week's installment is the 200th live show in SYTYCD history, and we finally got to see the Top-20 do their thing. (more...)

Usdan Center's Three Week Season Still Has Openings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

There are still some spaces available in Usdan Center's special three-week season, which runs July 28 to August 15. Introduced last year, the program was so successful that it returns. Usdan, America pre-eminent summer arts day camp, has just begun its 47th season at its 200-acre woodland campus in the Huntington area of Long Island. (more...)

Usdan to Welcome Nikki M. James, Natalie Joy Johnson & More During 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the renowned Long Island summer arts day camp now beginning its 47th season on June 30, will feature award-winning professional artists of music, dance and theater on its unique 'Festival Concerts' series. The daily performances give its 1600 students ages 6-18 major exposure to the best of the arts. (more...)

TRU to Host June 2014 Panel 'YOU OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES', 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their June panel, You Oughta Be in Pictures? Making the Switch between Theater and Film on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

The Television Academy Unveils Presenters for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations and This Year's Emmy Key Art
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Television Academy today announced that Carson Daly (The Voice) and Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) will join Television Academy Chairman and CEO, Bruce Rosenblum, to reveal the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations on Thursday, July 10th at 8:40 a.m. ET/5:40 a.m. PT. (more...)

First Wave of TEEN CHOICE 2014 Nominees Announced!
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

It wouldn't be summer without TEEN CHOICE 2014! It's time to celebrate the hottest teen icons in television, music, film, sports, fashion, comedy and the web in the choicest, star-studded two-hour event (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's SWAN LAKE is Beautiful
by David Clarke - Jun 09, 2014

Houston Ballet is closing their 2013-2014 season with a gorgeous revival of Stanton Welch's SWAN LAKE. Settling in for the lengthy production, I could barely contain my excitement. Impressed as I was by the show, I discovered that Darren Aronosky's Black Swan left me with expectations for the ballet that were not delivered. (more...)

Greta Gerwig Stars in MCC's THE VILLAGE BIKE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

MCC THEATER welcomes Greta Gerwig, joined by Max Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Lucy Owen, Cara Seymour, and Scott Shepherd, in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's celebrated play The Village Bike, the final production of MCC's 2013-14 Main Stage season. The Village Bike is directed by Sam Gold, who recently directed the much-raved new musical Fun Home and this season's The Realistic Jones on Broadway. The Village Bike premieres at The Lucille Lortel Theatre(121 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning tonight, May 22, 2014 with an official opening on June 10, 2014. (more...)

Paul McCartney Teams with Newman the Robot for New Video 'Appreciate'; Japanese Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Paul McCartney has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the world. In recent years his videos have featured a stellar line up of guests including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Tom Ford, Sean Penn and Natalie Portman. (more...)

BWW Reviews: City Theatre Strikes A DELICATE BALANCE with Celebrated Albee Play
by Jeff Davis - May 15, 2014

Oh, Edward Albee. No one writes an American family drama quite like you. (more...)

Usdan & BAM to Partner for Dramatic Writing Workshop, 7/21-8/1
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Creative writing students ages 12 to 16 from Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, the acclaimed summer arts day camp whose alumni include Natalie Portman, Mariah Carey, Jane Monheit and Broadway playwright Michele Lowe, will join for the second season with students of the same age from the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Summer Youth Program in a unique two-week joint workshop from July 21 to August 1. The project, which will include study at both Long Island's Usdan Center and BAM, will result in the cooperative creation of a new dramatic work, to be performed by professional actors at both venues in the final days of the workshop. (more...)

Usdan to Host Final Open House, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the nationally acclaimed summer arts day camp, announces several new programs for its 2014, 47th season: Musical Theater Dance and Musical Theater Audition Workshop, both for grades 7-12; and Sewing and Fashion Production, for grades 4-12. (more...)

Francesa Harper's LOOK OF FEELING Set for Susan Batson Studio Theater, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Look of Feeling, a theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement during May 2014 in New York City's theatre district. Conceived and written by Francesca and helmed by Directorial Consultant Susan Batson, The Look of Feeling is an epic saga of true stories told through dance and song about a woman, Denise Jefferson (1944-2010) - an American dance pioneer and the star's mother. (more...)

HOW I MET YOUR DAD Gets Series Order at CBS
by TV News Desk - May 08, 2014

CBS is officially welcoming HOW I MET YOUR DAD to its comedy lineup. (more...)

Francesa Harper's LOOK OF FEELING Set for Susan Batson Studio Theater, 5/9-5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The Look of Feeling, a theatrical production of a one-woman show starring acclaimed artist Francesca Harper, premieres in a very special intimate limited engagement during May 2014 in New York City's theatre district. Conceived and written by Francesca and helmed by Directorial Consultant Susan Batson, The Look of Feeling is an epic saga of true stories told through dance and song about a woman, Denise Jefferson (1944-2010) - an American dance pioneer and the star's mother. (more...)

Nimbus Dance Works Announces 2014 Jersey City Spring Season, May 15-17
by TV News Desk - May 03, 2014

Nimbus Dance Works presents the company's 2014 Jersey City Season at Grace Church Van Vorst, May 15-17. (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre Host Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center with their April panel, Nurturing New Works: What Producers Can Learn from the National Playwrights Conference tonight, April 30, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

Public Theater's 2014 Gala, ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, to Tribute Marvin Hamlisch on 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the 2014 Public Theater Annual Gala will present ONE THRILLING COMBINATION, a gala event directed by Ted Sperling celebrating Marvin Hamlisch, The Public Theater and the creation of A Chorus Line on Monday, June 23 at the Delacorte Theater. This unforgettable summer evening will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the creation of The Public's groundbreaking musical, A Chorus Line, and the legendary man behind the music, Marvin Hamlisch, in a one-night-only, star-studded gala to support The Public Theater. Renee Beaumont and Lizanne Rosenstein will serve as Gala Co-Chairs for this memorable evening in Central Park. (more...)

Lucy Owen, Max Baker, Cara Seymour & More to Join Greta Gerwig in MCC's THE VILLAGE BIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that indie film star Greta Gerwig will now be joined by Max Baker, Jason Butler Harner, Lucy Owen, Cara Seymour, and Scott Shepherd in the American premiere of Penelope Skinner's celebrated play The Village Bike, the final production of MCC's 2013-14 Main Stage season. This completes casting. The Village Bike-which begins rehearsals today-will be directed by Sam Gold, who recently directed the much-raved new musical Fun Home and this season's The Realistic Jones on Broadway. The Village Bike will premiere at The Lucille Lortel Theatre(121 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning May 22, 2014 with an official opening on June 10, 2014. Tickets for The Village Bike are now on sale atwww.mcctheater.org. (more...)

MOTOWN's Ryan Shaw to Bring SOUL OUT LOUD with Brandon Victor Dixon & Morgan James to The Cutting Room, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Cutting Room will once again host MOTOWN THE MUSICAL's three-time Grammy Award nominated Ryan Shaw on Monday, April 21 at 8:30pm. Doors open at 8:00pm. The Tony Award nominated Brandon Victor Dixon and Epic Recording Artist Morgan James will join Ryan as special guests. (more...)

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