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BWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHSBWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2017

Ten years ago, actress/playwright Jeanne Sakata began writing down her various thoughts on her personal connections with the subject matter of her DAWN'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI. Through various reincarnations over the last decade, and a title change to HOLD THESE TRUTHS; Jeanne will be opening at The Pasadena Playhouse. I was most excited to get Jeanne's insight on this dark and deplorable episode of American history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block PartyPhoto Flash: Anna Deveare Smith, Cast of THE WOLVES and More at Playwrights Realm's 10th Anniversary Writers Block Party
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Playwrights Realm, led by Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director, and Roberta Pereira, Producing Director, celebrated its tenth anniversary with the annual Writers Block Party honoring Realm Board Member and award-winning playwright and actor, Anna Deavere Smith. The Writers Block Party took place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, and was hosted by Lauren Patten (Fun Home, The Wolves). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening GalaJacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season kicks off with the Season Opening Gala, the Pillow's signature fundraising event, Saturday, June 17. The event embodies the start of the summer season in the Berkshires, and features exclusive programming, unique and delicious food and drink, and plenty of dancing and live music. (more...)

HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Steep Theatre plunges into the world of horror with their Midwest premiere of Lauren Yee'sHookman.The play, which has been described by Yee as an 'existential slasher-comedy', was directed by the Jeff Award-winner Vanessa Stalling (United Flight 232 -Best Play, Midsize).The production marks Stalling's Steep Theatre directorial debut.??The cast ofHookmanfeatures Karen Rodriguez, Kiayla Ryann, Aja Wiltshire, Sasha Smith, James Doherty, and Mary Tilden. (more...)

BWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National TourBWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - May 16, 2017

BWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour (more...)

Nashville's OZ Arts Center Reveals 2017-18 SeasonNashville's OZ Arts Center Reveals 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

OZ Arts Nashville, Music City's critically acclaimed and pioneering contemporary arts center, Monday announced its 2017-18 season, programmed by artistic director Lauren Snelling to include works that are described, by turns, as viscerally beautiful, death-defying, innovative and topical. Headlining the range of offerings is the December 1 appearance of the legendary American soprano Renee Fleming who will be starring in the 2018 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

'Well-Strung' Announced as Headline Entertainment for 3rd Annual Diversity Honors'Well-Strung' Announced as Headline Entertainment for 3rd Annual Diversity Honors
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Critically acclaimed singing string quartet Well-Strung has been announced as the headline entertainment for the third annual Diversity Honors at Hard Rock Live presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino set for Saturday, May 6, at 7 p.m. The much-anticipated event to benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation and The Pride Center at Equality Park will serve as a kick-off to Harvey Milk Day events around the world and will showcase those who are transforming lives by living authentically and advancing inclusiveness. (more...)

Well-Strung to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for Pride WeekWell-Strung to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for Pride Week
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Well-Strung, the critically acclaimed singing string quartet, returns to Feinstein's / 54 Below in New York by popular demand on June 25 and July 10. (more...)

Damian Woetzel to Serve as Juilliard School's Seventh PresidentDamian Woetzel to Serve as Juilliard School's Seventh President
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Juilliard School announced today that it has selected Damian Woetzel, director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, artistic director of Vail Dance Festival, and former principal dancer at New York City Ballet, to serve as its seventh president beginning July 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for The Actors Fund Gala, Honoring Sally Field, Danny DeVito, Harold Prince & Jo Ann JenkinsPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for The Actors Fund Gala, Honoring Sally Field, Danny DeVito, Harold Prince & Jo Ann Jenkins
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, just held its Annual Gala last night, May 8, 2017. The eveningcelebrated Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actorDanny DeVito, two-time Academy Award winnerSally Field, outstanding corporate leader Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP and 21-time Tony Award-winning theatrical director and producerHarold Prince. Mr. DeVito, Ms. Field and Ms. Jenkins wereawarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. Mr. Princereceived The Actors Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, May 9: Remembering Lena HorneVIDEO: On This Day, May 9: Remembering Lena Horne
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2017

Today we remember stage and screen star, singerLena Hornedied who passed away on this day in 2010 at the age of 92. (more...)

Chita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky Take The Stage At The Smith CenterChita Rivera and Seth Rudetsky Take The Stage At The Smith Center
by Jessica Vanek - May 8, 2017

CHITA RIVERA AND SETH RUDETSKY TAKE THE STAGE AT THE SMITH CENTER LAS VEGAS (more...)

The White House Website Goes Live in Spanish as LaCasaBlanca.comThe White House Website Goes Live in Spanish as LaCasaBlanca.com
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

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Meredith Monk Presents Work-in-Progress Showings of 'Cellular Songs' This JuneMeredith Monk Presents Work-in-Progress Showings of 'Cellular Songs' This June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Meredith Monk and members of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble are set to perform work-in-progress showings of her upcoming music theater piece, Cellular Songs, at artist Jim Hodges' Queenslab, June 810. See below for event details. (more...)

Pulitzer-Prize Winner, Historian David Garrow to Discuss New Biography of President Obama at the National Press Club, May 11Pulitzer-Prize Winner, Historian David Garrow to Discuss New Biography of President Obama at the National Press Club, May 11
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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The Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance SeasonThe Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Los Angeles audiences will discover a new perspective on many timeless classics interpreted through a contemporary lens as they journey through The Music Center's dance season and uncover themes of conflict between female strength and societal expectations. The 2017/2018 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) season is replete with powerful characters, riveting storylines, modern choreography and theatrics that take the traditional narrative ballet to a new level. Audiences are invited to venture into the world of dance and experience realms of expression beyond expectation. The coming season opens with the U.S. premiere of Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes (September 15-October 1, 2017), a beloved fairytale and Hollywood classic where life imitates art, presented by Dance at The Music Center and Center Theatre Group. (more...)

National Leader in America's Homeland Security Efforts Juliette Kayyem to Keynote (ISC)' Security CongressNational Leader in America's Homeland Security Efforts Juliette Kayyem to Keynote (ISC)' Security Congress
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Lara Trump, President's Daughter-in-Law, to Speak at Beagle Freedom Project's 3rd Annual Red, White & Beagle Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and Help Raise AwarenLara Trump, President's Daughter-in-Law, to Speak at Beagle Freedom Project's 3rd Annual Red, White & Beagle Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and Help Raise Awaren
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Coffee House Presents Joshua Radin and Rachael Yamagata at Boulder TheaterCoffee House Presents Joshua Radin and Rachael Yamagata at Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Coffee House presents Joshua Radin and Rachael Yamagata at Boulder Theater on July 25, 2017. (more...)

'Free Our Internet' Launches to Expose Silicon Valley and the Tech-Left's Efforts to Control the Internet'Free Our Internet' Launches to Expose Silicon Valley and the Tech-Left's Efforts to Control the Internet
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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