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Ivo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave FestivalIvo van Hove, Diane Paulus and More Line Up for BAM's 2017 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), today announced programming for the 2017 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from September 14 through December 16 and comprises 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Harvey Theater, and BAM Fisher. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

The Town Hall Debuts David Byrne THIS IS HOW MUSIC WORKSThe Town Hall Debuts David Byrne THIS IS HOW MUSIC WORKS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Two exciting shows will cap The Town Hall's Spring 2017 presenting season, already the venue's most extensive and wide-ranging season to date. The incomparable David Byrne curates a music-related variety show to illustrate the updated edition of his book How Music Works on Thursday, June 1st titled This is How Music Works. Two weeks later, on June 15th, Dr. John and Henry Butler, two legends of New Orleans music, join forces for a steamy R&B piano summit featuring Dr. John's legendary backing band, The Nitetrippers.   (more...)

Richard Maxwell's SAMARA Extends at Soho Rep.Richard Maxwell's SAMARA Extends at Soho Rep.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In response to critical acclaim and popular demand, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere, Soho Rep. commission of Richard Maxwell's Samara through May 14. (more...)

Liz Lerman Receives 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance AwardLiz Lerman Receives 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, a prestigious honor that carries a $25,000 cash prize, will be presented to choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker Liz Lerman in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field.  Long ago dubbed the “Democrat of Dance” by Alan M. Kriegsman of The Washington Post, Lerman's extraordinary career of the past four decades includes a wide range of groundbreaking work. Established in 2007, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Award's previous recipients include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and choreographer, performer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown, among others. (more...)

PS122's 2017 Gala to Fete Alan Cumming at the Diamond HorseshoePS122's 2017 Gala to Fete Alan Cumming at the Diamond Horseshoe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Each year, more than 250 individuals come together to support this unique organization and celebrate iconic leaders from the arts sector. This year, PS122's Spring Gala 2017 at the Diamond Horseshoe honors Alan Cumming, awards a shining star to Ben Rodríguez-Cubeñas and welcomes new Executive Artistic Director, Jenny Schlenzka.  (more...)

Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!Steve Earle to Make Off-Broadway Acting Debut in SAMARA at Soho Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

At the Mezzanine Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 W 53rd Street), Soho Rep. is pleased to present the world premiere of Richard Maxwell's Samara, commissioned by Artistic Director Sarah Benson. In a departure, Maxwell, who has directed nearly all 20 of his plays, is handing over the directorial duties to Benson. Maxwell's work was seen previously at Soho Rep. in 2001 with Cavemen and in 1999 with Cowboys and Indians. (more...)

Soho Rep.'s 2017 Projects to Play The Public and A.R.T./New YorkSoho Rep.'s 2017 Projects to Play The Public and A.R.T./New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the power of intimate spaces to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep. has announced venues for the remainder of its 2016-17 season, which includes a world premiere Soho Rep. commission by Richard Maxwell along with a workshop presentation of a new play by Jackie Sibblies Drury. (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Announces New SDC President & 2016 Executive Board Election ResultsStage Directors and Choreographers Society Announces New SDC President & 2016 Executive Board Election Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

SDC, the theatrical union that unites, empowers, and protects professional stage directors and choreographers throughout the United States, announced at the Annual Membership Meeting that Pam MacKinnon has been elected SDC Executive Board President. (more...)

A STAR HAS BURNT MY EYE, Inspired by Musician Connie Converse, Hits BAM TonightA STAR HAS BURNT MY EYE, Inspired by Musician Connie Converse, Hits BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Beginning tonight, November 9, Brooklyn Academy of Music will present the world premiere of a A Star Has Burnt My Eye, a play with music inspired by the extraordinary New York story of unheralded musician Connie Converse. (more...)

A STAR HAS BURNT MY EYE, Inspired by Musician Connie Converse, to Hit BAM Next WeekA STAR HAS BURNT MY EYE, Inspired by Musician Connie Converse, to Hit BAM Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Beginning next Wednesday, November 9, Brooklyn Academy of Music will present the world premiere of a A Star Has Burnt My Eye, a play with music inspired by the extraordinary New York story of unheralded musician Connie Converse. (more...)

The Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary ArtistsThe Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary Artists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 5, 6, and 7 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). The theme of this year's festival will be FAILURE. (more...)

BAM to Present Howard Fishman's A STAR HAS BURNT MY EYEBAM to Present Howard Fishman's A STAR HAS BURNT MY EYE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

A play with music, A Star Has Burnt My Eye is inspired by the extraordinary true story of Connie Converse. An unknown musician living in Greenwich Village in the early 1950s, Converse wrote and self-recorded original music-by turns beautiful, poetic, funny, and haunting-that was far ahead of its time. A quarter of a century later, long despairing of finding an audience for her art, Converse left goodbye letters that weren't quite suicide notes, and vanished. (more...)

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by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016. (more...)

The Yard Presents Big Dance Theater in AugustThe Yard Presents Big Dance Theater in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

THIS IS BIG, so far as thoughtful, intellectually provocative, often hilarious century spanning contemporary dance investigations go. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of Big Dance Theater, as one of the most compelling and innovative ensembles in New York. Under the artistic leadership of Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, who have honed a distinctive dance theater performance style that has been disrupting, and influencing, the urban downtown scene for the last 25 years, BDT has created a body of literate, archeological, mind-bending work that is unique in the field of performance, one at the forefront of experimentation hybridity and functional eccentricity. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean LeeCrowded Fire to Present THE SHIPMENT by Young Jean Lee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Closing out Crowded Fire's 2016 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Young Jean Lee's THE SHIPMENT co-directed by Artistic Director Mina Morita and Resident Artist Lisa Marie Rollins. THE SHIPMENT, which took New York by storm in 2009 caused Time Out New York to call her "one of the best experimental playwrights in America." As characterized by The New Yorker, Young Jean Lee "does whatever she can to get under our skin-with laughs and with raw, brutal talk that at times feels gratuitous, and is meant to." (more...)

The Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary ArtistsThe Segal Center's PRELUDE FESTIVAL Sets Preliminary Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents its annual PRELUDE FESTIVAL on October 5, 6, and 7 at The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). The theme of this year's festival will be FAILURE. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 SeasonAbrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

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 Artistic 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 to 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. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

Soho Rep Sets 2016-17 SeasonSoho Rep Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Sarah Benson and Executive Director Cynthia Flowers, Soho Rep. has continually produced work by bold artists who harness the intimate power of the organization's own 73-seat black box theater, as well as other spaces, to create transformative experiences. Soho Rep.'s 2016-17 season, announced today, comprises two ambitious new works-both characterized by inventive theatrical forms, holistic collaborations, and striking original music-along with an opportunity to get the first 'work-in-process' look at a new commission by a celebrated playwright. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

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BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul LazarBWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar
by Wesley Doucette - May 2, 2016

A Q&A with PS122 Gala's Honorees: Annie B Parson and Paul Lazar (more...)

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