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Boston Playwrights' Theatre 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Robert Brustein & MoreBoston Playwrights' Theatre 2015-16 Season to Feature Works by Robert Brustein & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) today announces the three new plays that will comprise its 34th season. The line-up includes Exposed by Robert Brustein, Back the Night by Melinda Lopez and Rhinoceros adapted by Wesley Savick. (more...)

'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Eric Owens will begin his tenure as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence by curating, hosting, and performing in In Their Footsteps: Great African American Singers and Their Legacy, conducted by Thomas Wilkins in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'oThe Public Theater Extends ECLIPSED, Starring Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, November 8. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 15 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2Boston Lyric Opera to Present Puccini's LA BOHEME, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Boston, MA — Giacomo Puccini's indelible characters, led by doomed lovers Mimě and Rodolfo, make a 120-year leap from the 1840s to the 1960s as Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) premieres a new production of the much beloved, often-reinvented La Bohčme.  Transitioning the story of mid-19thcentury Parisian bohemian artists to mid-20th century student artists on the brink of social change, thisBohčme opens BLO's French-influenced 2015/2016 Season and runs October 2-11, 2015 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre. (more...)

New Contemporary Dance to Receive U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue ArmoryNew Contemporary Dance to Receive U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

A major new multidisciplinary performance—collaboratively imagined by choreographer Wayne McGregor, visual artist Olafur Eliasson, and award-winning producer/composer Jamie xx—makes its U.S. premiere at Park Avenue Armory this September. Inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer's enigmatic and eponymous novel, Tree of Codes distorts conventional perceptions of space and time, through manipulation of light, reflection, sound, and movement. The work is performed by a company of soloists and dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor. (more...)

Brooklyn Music Venue National Sawdust Releases Complete Lineup for Inaugural SeasonBrooklyn Music Venue National Sawdust Releases Complete Lineup for Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini, the Creative and Executive Director of National Sawdust (NS), today announced programming for the non-profit's inaugural fall season in its new home-a $16 million, 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art chamber hall in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The performance and recording venue, designed by Brooklyn-based architecture firm Bureau V in the shell of century-old former sawdust factory, will provide composers and musicians a setting in which they can flourish, and a place where they are given commissioning support, mentoring and other critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work. For audiences-serious fans and casual listeners alike-the venue will be a place to discover genre-spanning music at accessible ticket prices. (more...)

Saycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The PublicSaycon Sengbloh & More Will Join Lupita Nyong'o in ECLIPSED at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira. Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and runs through Sunday, November 8, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14. (more...)

Sydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with Desdemona, WoyzeckSydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with Desdemona, Woyzeck
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Sydney Festival launches its 40th anniversary year with two great works of art; a special October season of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, and Festival theatre highlight Woyzeck - a stage adaptation of Georg Buchner's eponymous play by American musicians Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. (more...)

Sydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECKSydney Festival to Launch 40th Anniversary Year with DESDEMONA and WOYZECK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Sydney Festival launches its 40th anniversary year with two great works of art; a special October season of Desdemona based on Shakespeare's Othello, and Festival theatre highlight Woyzeck - a stage adaptation of Georg Buchner's eponymous play by American musicians Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson. (more...)

Theater with a View to Bring CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION to Sycamore Hill Next MonthTheater with a View to Bring CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION to Sycamore Hill Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Theater with a View is bringing a production of Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker to Pottstown, PA. The play will open Thursday, July 23 for an eight-performance run outdoors at Sycamore Hill, the home of Drs. Veronica Covalesky and Nick Leasure, at 481 Ebelhare Road. Directed by Seth Reich, the production features a cast of New York actors. (more...)

Les Arts Florissants Coming to Lincoln Center, BAM & More During 2015-16 SeasonLes Arts Florissants Coming to Lincoln Center, BAM & More During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Details of the 38th season of Les Arts Florissants, the internationally renowned Baroque music ensemble founded by William Christie, have just been announced and include more than 100 performances of chamber and sacred music, opera, oratorio, dance, and semi-staged presentations at some 20 cities across France, and concerts in 10 countries in Europe and North America, as well as Les Arts Florissants' first season as a resident ensemble of the new Philharmonie de Paris. (more...)

Dame Evelyn Glennie and Emmylou Harris Honored at 2015 Polar PrizeDame Evelyn Glennie and Emmylou Harris Honored at 2015 Polar Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Emmylou Harris, 13-time Grammy winner, and Dame Evelyn Glennie, the virtuoso percussionist, were honored today as this year's Laureates of the Polar Music Prize, the world's most prestigious music accolade. (more...)

Park Avenue Armory Appoints Pierre Audi as Artistic DirectorPark Avenue Armory Appoints Pierre Audi as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Park Avenue Armory today announced the appointment of Pierre Audi as Artistic Director. A critically acclaimed director and artistic director, Audi will continue to lead the Dutch National Opera, a role he has held since 1988 while also serving as Artistic Director of the Holland Festival in Amsterdam from 2004 until 2014. He previously was the founding Artistic Director of the pioneering Almeida Theatre in London. Audi will join Park Avenue Armory in October 2015 to begin planning its 2017 season. (more...)

New Contemporary Ballet, TREE OF CODES, to Make U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue Armory, 9/14-21New Contemporary Ballet, TREE OF CODES, to Make U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue Armory, 9/14-21
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

A major new and immersive contemporary ballet-collaboratively imagined by choreographer Wayne McGregor, visual artist Olafur Eliasson, and award-winning producer/composer Jamie xx-makes its U.S. premiere at Park Avenue Armory this September. Inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer's enigmatic and eponymous novel,Tree of Codes distorts conventional perceptions of space and time, through manipulation of light, reflection, sound, and movement. The work will be performed by a company of soloists and dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor. (more...)

New Ballet TREE OF CODES to Make U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue Armory This FallNew Ballet TREE OF CODES to Make U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue Armory This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

A major new and immersive contemporary ballet -- collaboratively imagined by choreographer Wayne McGregor, visual artist Olafur Eliasson, and award-winning producer/composer Jamie xx -- makes its U.S. premiere at Park Avenue Armory this September. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1Lindsay Mendez, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 1 - June 7, featuring Maria Schneider Orchestra, Lindsay Mendez, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Dance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 SeasonDance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Highland Park, New Jersey --- Randy James' all male dance company, 10 Hairy Legs, returns to New York Live Arts for its third consecutive New York Season for four performances June 11 -14.   Continuing to showcase the company's extensive repertory that celebrates and explores the artistry of the male dancer, this season features 2 programs, 6 New York City Premieres, 9 works by 10 Choreographers and Live Musical Accompaniment at all performances. Robert Johnson, Dance Critic noted “…since its formation in 2012, its rapid growth has been astonishing…the diversity of this programming is a treat for audiences…this company has also become a welcome source of choreographic commissions…there aren't many repertory companies yet, but when a group like 10 Hairy Legs performs…the scenery changes and styles switch abruptly. Viewers are whisked from choreographer to choreographer; and sometimes if feels as if everyone is talking at once. Ideas richochet, the atmosphere is exhilarating.” (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater to Present AN L.A. JOURNEY, 5/8-6/7CASA 0101 Theater to Present AN L.A. JOURNEY, 5/8-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

CASA 0101 Theater, Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director, continues the theater's 15th 'Quiceańera' Anniversary celebration by presenting the World Premiere production of AN L.A. JOURNEY - The Story of Lorenzo Alfredo, co-written by Emmanuel Deleage and Lorenzo Alfredo and directed by Emmanuel Deleage. The production will be presented on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA 90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m., May 8 (Press Opening Night) - June 7, 2015. Pay-What-You-Can Preview performances will be given on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Adds Performances of Wendy Whelan in RESTLESS CREATUREThe Joyce Theater Adds Performances of Wendy Whelan in RESTLESS CREATURE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Joyce Theater has announced an added performance to the NYC premiere engagement of Wendy Whelan's acclaimed Restless Creature, presented by The Joyce – in its intimate Chelsea home – from May 26-31. The added performance, due to popular demand, will be Saturday, May 30 at 2pm. For tickets and more information, please visit ?www.Joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street. (more...)

Sibyl Kempson to Launch New Company With LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG, 4/28-5/17Sibyl Kempson to Launch New Company With LET US NOW PRAISE SUSAN SONTAG, 4/28-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Abrons Arts Center and 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co. are pleased to present the world premiere of Sibyl Kempson's Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag (April 28-May 17), a musical meditation on the slippery nature of the photographic image. (more...)

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