Paul Lazar News

Kahane & Tiffany's THE AMBASSADOR, Philip Glass, Nonesuch Records and More Set for BAM's 2014 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, today announced programming for the 2014 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 9 through December 20 and comprises theater, music, dance, film, humanities, and visual art events in the institution's three venues: the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, the BAM Harvey Theater, and the BAM Fisher. (more...)

COLE PORTER'S YOU NEVER KNOW to Play Meadow Brook Theatre, 5/28-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Hidden identities and high society collide to provide a spirited evening of song and dance and slamming doors in "Cole Porter's You Never Know." The Baron Rommer has the penthouse suite at the Hotel Ritz in Paris for the summer of 1929. The baron's butler's head has been turned by a lovely society woman, but at his station, he knows he doesn't stand a chance. If he were only a baron…. What could he do but trade identities with his boss? But that's only the first of the misunderstandings and mix-ups that will have you laughing. (more...)

John Heginbotham Receives $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

This year's Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a coveted honor carrying a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer John Heginbotham in recognition of his talent and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Heginbotham, an alumnus of The School at Jacob's Pillow, has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his contemporary works, eclectic and rich with “movement that exhibits sharpness, energy, formality and, yes, oddity” (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times). His company, Dance Heginbotham, will perform the evening-length world premiere of Chalk and Soot in the Doris Duke Theatre July 30-August 3. In Chalk and Soot, Heginbotham joins forces with composer Colin Jacobsen to create a work featuring imaginative, theatrical choreography, live music performed by superstar string quartet Brooklyn Rider, the vocal stylings of Shara Worden (lead singer of My Brightest Diamond), and singer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane on harmonium. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mikhail Baryshnikov Ignites MAN IN A CASE at The Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - May 01, 2014

Adapted from two Anton Chekhov short stories, Man in a Case and About Love, MAN IN A CASE is a pair of haunting love stories - one of an officious, anti-social man and his involvement with an extroverted woman. The second, a tale of moral ambiguity in which the protagonist forgoes his love for a married woman. Though seemingly different, both are tales of fear trumping the pursuit of life's most promising possibilities, with Baryshnikov playing the two very different leading men. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Premieres at Wexner Center, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Acclaimed playwright/director Young Jean Lee returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts, today, April 10-13 for the world premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, a provocative new work presented with an all-star cast (Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley) and finalized through the support of the Wexner Center Residency Award program. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, Munich Philharmonic, Michael Feinstein and More Set for Carnegie Hall, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Carnegie Hall has announced its April 2014 calendar. Scroll down for details! (more...)

David Lang's Six-Concert Series COLLECTED STORIES Runs 4/22-29 at Zankel Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

From April 22 to April 29, David Lang, holder of Carnegie Hall's 2013-2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, guides concertgoers through collected stories, a series in which six distinct themes are explored over six Zankel Hall performances, all at 6:00 p.m. and all curated by Mr. Lang. These multi-genre concerts-entitled hero, spirit, love/loss, travel, (post)folk, and memoir-showcase different modes of storytelling across a wide variety of music, from medieval Beowulf to conceptual John Cage, and include world premieres of new music by Lang, Kate Moore, and Kaki King, all commissioned by Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN to Premiere at Wexner Center, 4/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Acclaimed playwright/director Young Jean Lee returns to the Wexner Center for the Arts, April 10-13 for the world premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN, a provocative new work presented with an all-star cast (Austin Pendleton, Scott Shepherd, Pete Simpson, and James Stanley) and finalized through the support of the Wexner Center Residency Award program. (more...)

BWW Review: Baryshnikov Has All the Right Moves
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 27, 2014

Fusing theater, dance, music, and video, ArtsEmerson's MAN IN A CASE is an unusual entertainment, something that has to be seen to be appreciated. At the least, it is an example of thinking outside of the box and an opportunity to see one of the world's greatest dancers onstage; at best, it is an opportunity to see that one of the world's greatest dancers has many more tricks up his tights and that his fluid movements have not abandoned him. You can take the dancer out of the ballet, but you cannot take the ballet out of the dancer. Even in a straight play, the man still has all the right moves. (more...)

Mikhail Baryshnikov Brings MAN IN A CASE to Berkeley Rep; Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes legendary performer Mikhail Baryshnikov in his return to the Bay Area to star in Man in a Case, adding yet another electrifying show to its 2013-14 season. (more...)

Mac Wellman's MUAZZEZ to Play PS122's COIL, 1/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

As part of the ninth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122 and The Chocolate Factory present the New York premiere of Mac Wellman's Muazzez. Written and directed by one of America's leading playwrights, Muazzez is an offbeat tale performed by longtime Wellman collaborator Steve Mellor. (more...)

Bard Fisher Center Receives Major Funding To Support Fellowships Through Live Arts Bard Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

The second season of Live Arts Bard (LAB), a program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, provides residencies for six American artists and ensembles making work that spans and transcends the fields of theater, performance, dance, music, film, and live art. Spring 2014 resident artists are Sarah Michelson, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Geoff Sobelle, and Nilaja Sun. John Kelly and Robert Woodruff were LAB resident artists in fall 2013. (more...)

Mac Wellman's MUAZZEZ Plays PS122's COIL, Now thru 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

As part of the ninth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122 and The Chocolate Factory present the New York premiere of Mac Wellman's Muazzez. Written and directed by one of America's leading playwrights, Muazzez is an offbeat tale performed by longtime Wellman collaborator Steve Mellor. (more...)

Mac Wellman's MUAZZEZ to Play PS122's COIL, 1/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

As part of the ninth edition of the COIL festival, Performance Space 122 and The Chocolate Factory present the New York premiere of Mac Wellman's Muazzez. Written and directed by one of America's leading playwrights, Muazzez is an offbeat tale performed by longtime Wellman collaborator Steve Mellor. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mikhail Baryshnikov and More in Shakespeare Theatre Company's MAN IN CASE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to welcome Man in a Case to Washington, D.C. Interweaving video, music and dance, this production is adapted from two short stories of Anton Chekhov's and features celebrated performer Mikhail Baryshnikov and veteran members of Big Dance TheaterJess Barbagallo, Tymberly Canale, Chris Giarmo and Aaron Mattocks. Adapted and directed by the Obie Award-winning team Annie-B Parson andPaul Lazar/Big Dance Theater, Man in a Case runs from December 5-22, 2013 in the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW). Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAN IN A CASE at Shakespeare Theatre Company - Chekhov Stories with Baryshnikov
by Charles Shubow - Dec 11, 2013

It's fascinating, it's sometimes funny, it's eclectic, it's experimental theater, and it stars Mikhail Baryshnikov. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, Munich Philharmonic, Michael Feinstein and More Set for Carnegie Hall, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Carnegie Hall has announced its April 2014 calendar. Scroll down for details! (more...)

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS Presents The Barnard Project, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

New York Live Arts will present The Barnard Project, now in its ninth year, today, November 21 - 23 at 7:30pm and November 23 at 2:00pm. This year's performance will showcase works by 2013-14 Barnard Project artists Boyzie Cekwana, Lance Gries, Annie-B Parson and Donna Uchizono. (more...)

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS to Present The Barnard Project, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013

New York Live Arts will present The Barnard Project, now in its ninth year, November 21 - 23 at 7:30pm and November 23 at 2:00pm. This year's performance will showcase works by 2013-14 Barnard Project artists Boyzie Cekwana, Lance Gries, Annie-B Parson and Donna Uchizono. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Stage MAN IN A CASE, 12/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is proud to welcome Man in a Case to Washington, D.C. Interweaving video, music and dance, this production is adapted from two short stories of Anton Chekhov's and features celebrated performer Mikhail Baryshnikov and veteran members of Big Dance Theater Jess Barbagallo, Tymberly Canale, Chris Giarmo and Aaron Mattocks. Adapted and directed by the Obie Award-winning team Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar/Big Dance Theater, Man in a Case runs from December 5-22, 2013 in the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW). (more...)

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