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BWW Reviews: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED at Desert Rose PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED at Desert Rose Playhouse
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 23, 2015

The Desert Rose Playhouse, in Rancho Mirage, California, is presenting yet another fine production - its last show for the 2014-15 season. Douglas Carter Beane's THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED is an edgy comedy which raises serious questions and which contains serious moments, especially in the second act. It is well-acted and superbly staged. I recommend this show for adults with one caveat: It contains brief moments of full frontal male nudity, and is therefore not suitable for everyone. (more...)

Karen Scalzitti-Kennedy to Teach Allen Civic Ballet's Summer IntensiveKaren Scalzitti-Kennedy to Teach Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

KAREN SCALZITTI-KENNEDY, former principal dancer of the Boston Ballet and Ballet West, will teach master classes for the Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Intensive on June 8, 9 and 10, 2015 at the Allen Civic Ballet's School in Allen, Texas. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Host DANCING YOUR WAY INTO COLLEGE, 4/17American Repertory Ballet to Host DANCING YOUR WAY INTO COLLEGE, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

On Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:15 pm, American Repertory Ballet will host 'Dancing Your Way into College,' an On Pointe enrichment series event. This event will be held at ARB's Princeton studios, located in the Princeton Shopping Center (301 North Harrison Street, above McCaffrey's). This event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Media Theatre's New Dance Classes Begin Later This MonthMedia Theatre's New Dance Classes Begin Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Get ready to dance! The Media Theatre is expanding its curriculum to include Tap and Ballet classes. They'll take place at the new School and Dance Studio just two-and-a-half blocks from the theatre where Media Music Theatre Company thrives as the producing organization of all Broadway Series productions, Youth Series shows, and educational opportunities. The Studio is at 28 West State Street, right in the center of Media borough near the Plumstead Mall. Classes begin the week of Monday April 27. (more...)

Jared Thompson to Lead CLOSER TO HEAVEN at the Union Theatre; Full Cast Set!Jared Thompson to Lead CLOSER TO HEAVEN at the Union Theatre; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Closer to Heaven, a musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, which will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 22 April 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. (more...)

Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell to Star in London Premiere of CARRIE - Full Cast Announced!Evelyn Hoskins, Kim Criswell to Star in London Premiere of CARRIE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Full casting is announced today for Carrie, which will receive its long awaited London Premiere in The Large atSouthwark Playhouse from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 May 2015, with a press night on Wednesday 6 May. Preview performances are now sold out, following the best on-sale week of any show in the venue's 22-year history. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Contained Energy of Paul TaylorBWW Reviews: The Contained Energy of Paul Taylor
by Patrick Kennedy - Apr 7, 2015

A recent Lincoln Center showcase reveals the sense of careful composition behind a visionary American artist. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Eclectic Evening for PAUL TAYLOR'S AMERICAN MODERN DANCEBWW Reviews: An Eclectic Evening for PAUL TAYLOR'S AMERICAN MODERN DANCE
by Jessica Abejar - Mar 31, 2015

During its premiere season at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance presented an eclectic evening of dance that had the audience experiencing a range of emotions. From wonder and awe to shockingly disturbing, glee to solemn reverence, the complex evening had a variety of pieces, but had one thing in common: simply exquisite dancing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JESSICA LANG DANCE Mixes Movement with Graphic ElementsBWW Reviews: JESSICA LANG DANCE Mixes Movement with Graphic Elements
by Frances Steiner - Mar 30, 2015

Although Jessica Lang Dance was founded in 2011, Artistic Director Jessica Lang is no newcomer to the dance scene. Lang, a disciple of Twyla Tharp, is on the faculty of American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and has been an active choreographer since 1999. Lang's signature style marries classical movements with a "striking design element." This theme played out through Jessica Lang Dance's performance at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium, an evening co-presented with Washington Performing Arts and City Dance. The graphic component in particular was inconsistent throughout the evening and did not always further Lang's artistic vision. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BALLET WEST Debuts at the Joyce Theater in NYCBWW Reviews: BALLET WEST Debuts at the Joyce Theater in NYC
by Sondra Forsyth - Mar 27, 2015

On May 25th 2015, opening night of Ballet West's debut season at the Joyce, three New York premieres and a world premiere showcased the company's admirable command of contemporary ballet. The world-renowned troupe from Salt Lake City does have the classics in its repertoire, but the decision by Artistic Director Adam Sklute to bring his superb dancers to NYC in pieces by four celebrated if sometimes controversial current choreographers was a wise one. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival to Return This July to Support DRAFire Island Dance Festival to Return This July to Support DRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Fire Island Dance Festival, the most anticipated cultural event of the season on Fire Island, makes a triumphant return July 17-19, 2015, featuring some of the most exciting and talked-about dance companies in the industry. The festival, produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, is performed outdoors on a picturesque waterfront stage in Fire Island Pines, NY. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Paul Taylor's Koch Season Attempts 'American Modern Dance'BWW Reviews: Paul Taylor's Koch Season Attempts 'American Modern Dance'
by Lauren Wingenroth - Mar 23, 2015

The premiere season of Paul Taylor's new (or at least newly re-named) company, Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance runs at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater this week, presenting many of Taylor's works as well as works by Shen Wei and Doris Humphrey. The new company's mission to be a repository "where the masterworks of the genre's great pioneers are preserved and presented" was challenged by Thursday's all-Taylor program. (more...)

TRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes LopezTRANSFORMATIVE TURN: Miami City Ballet Enters Its Shining Moment Under the Direction of Lourdes Lopez
by Isabel D. Almaraz - Mar 19, 2015

Miami City Ballet has been in a period of transition, a transformation if you will, that has been unsurprisingly effective in reinventing the company and catapulting it to the world-class ballet company that it has always been on the verge of becoming. Lourdes Lopez' arrival in 2012 has infused the company with balance: balance of repertoire, style, choreography, and a complete re-imagining of how to stay true to the fundamental nature of the company without becoming conventional. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Delights at Lincoln CenterBWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Delights at Lincoln Center
by Matt Hanson - Mar 18, 2015

To capture the American idiom through an art form demands brazen courage, and a rare will dedicated to a lifetime of unapologetic originality. Paul Taylor is one of the few artists alive to tell the tale under a spotlight of unparalleled renown. (more...)

CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to London at Unicorn Theatre, April 22CLOSER TO HEAVEN Returns to London at Unicorn Theatre, April 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Closer to Heaven, a musical by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys, will receive its first London revival at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 22 April 2015, with a press night on Tuesday 28 April. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty & More Will Take Part in Kennedy Center's Spring Gala!Audra McDonald, Megan Hilty & More Will Take Part in Kennedy Center's Spring Gala!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

On May 3, 2015, the Kennedy Center will open its doors for the 2015 Spring Gala: It Don't Mean A Thing...A Celebration of Swing. Renowned artists Audra McDonald, Paquito D'Rivera, Megan Hilty, John Clayton, Terence Blanchard, the Puppini Sisters, and Paul Taylor Dance Company will join for a festive evening in celebration of the Swing Era. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Desert Rose's THE DIVINE SISTER is Indeed Divine, Especially for Those who Love Oddball ComedyBWW Reviews: Desert Rose's THE DIVINE SISTER is Indeed Divine, Especially for Those who Love Oddball Comedy
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 11, 2015

Charles Busch's one-act comedy, THE DIVINE SISTER, appearing at the Desert Rose Playhouse, in Rancho Mirage, is a divine parody of nun movies and a zany comedy. It is almost impossible to describe the over-the-top story, but the production is hilarious and well worth seeing. (more...)

Schimmel Center to Host 10th Anniversary Season of TAKE DANCE, Featuring World PremiereSchimmel Center to Host 10th Anniversary Season of TAKE DANCE, Featuring World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Schimmel Center at Pace University presents TAKE Dance, the New York City-based contemporary dance troupe led by Artistic Director and Founder, Takehiro Ueyama, noted former Paul Taylor Dance Company company member. For the company's 10th anniversary season, TAKE Dance will be performing the World Premiere of the evening-length work, There and Here, with live music performed by award-winning Japanese musician, composer, and producer, Kato Hideki, who will compose the music in real time at each performance. Performances take place March 26 - 28 at Schimmel Center at Pace University (3 Spruce Street). (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14American Repertory Ballet to Present 'FIREBIRD' at Raritan Valley Community College, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

American Repertory Ballet will present Firebird: Diaghilev Revisited at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg on Saturday, March 14, at 8:00pm. (more...)

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