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Theatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This WeekendTheatre @ Boston Court's THE GOLDEN DRAGON to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. A delicious mixture of epic theatre, bizarre comedy, poetry, and fable combine to create this fabulous pho. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside YoungArts' Inaugural New York GalaPhoto Flash: Inside YoungArts' Inaugural New York Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) welcomed more than 250 of New York City's top cultural and community leaders, philanthropists, celebrities and art aficionados to the YoungArts New York Inaugural Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur in the Sackler Wing. The sold-out evening raised nearly half a million dollars and celebrated the organization's 35 years of support and lasting impact on young talent in the cultural capital of New York and across the nation. Presented in collaboration with luxury brand Swarovski, the event was hosted by honorary co-chairs and YoungArts artistic advisors Mikhail Baryshnikov, Artistic Director of the Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), and renowned opera singer Pla?cido Domingo, as well as gala co-chairs Sarah Arison and Agnes Gund. (more...)

Free Readings Helmed by Oskar Eustis & More Set for PEN World Voices FestivalFree Readings Helmed by Oskar Eustis & More Set for PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016?. The Segal Center will showcase eight play readings of some of the world's most respected dramatists. (more...)

Announcing the Segal Center's 2016 PEN World Voices: International Play FestivalAnnouncing the Segal Center's 2016 PEN World Voices: International Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presents World Voices: International Play Festival 2016. As part of the 2016 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, the Segal Center will showcase play readings by eight of the world's most respected dramatists. With each writer hailing from a different world region as classified by the United Nations, the International Play Festival generates a conversation on art, politics, dreams, war, and philosophy, meant to give American audiences a rich awareness of the greater global dialogue. All readings will be followed by discussion with the playwright. (more...)

Roxane Gay to Give Arthur Miller Lecture at 2016 PEN World Voices FestivalRoxane Gay to Give Arthur Miller Lecture at 2016 PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

In the lead-up to the PEN World Voices Festival, taking place in New York on April 25 - May 1, 2016, PEN America has announced that one of the country's leading voices, Roxane Gay, will deliver the Festival's signature Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. Festival organizers have also added new programming to the lineup, including events featuring Fran Lebowitz and Salman Rushdie. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE GOLDEN DRAGONThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE GOLDEN DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents The Golden Dragon, by Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated by David Tushingham, directed by Boston Court Co-Artistic Director Michael Michetti. This world premiere production opens Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 5pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena. (more...)

YoungArts New York 2016 Kicks Off This Week with Mikhail Baryshnikov and MoreYoungArts New York 2016 Kicks Off This Week with Mikhail Baryshnikov and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)'s 2016 YoungArts New York program will take place from April 12 to 17 and will offer 2016 YoungArts Winners from the New York area - selected from a record number of 12,000 applications - a rare opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with fellow peers and creative luminaries across artistic disciplines. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre to Present DON PASQUALEBay Street Theatre to Present DON PASQUALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Bay Street Theater in collaboration with Divaria Productions and Spanish opera company Rioja Lirica will present Donizetti's classic comedic masterpiece, DON PASQUALE.    (more...)

Breaking News: Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More to Star in Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?Breaking News: Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More to Star in Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Do I Hear a Waltz? will star Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. The ensemble includes Kristine Bendul, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Jenny Laroche, Jennifer Locke, Nathan Madden, Skye Mattox, Devin Roberts, Manny Stark, and Alex Wong. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Present DON PASQUALE, 4/16Bay Street Theater to Present DON PASQUALE, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Donizetti's Classic Comedic Masterpiece, Don Pasquale, a night of Opera on Saturday, April 16 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 side section, $35 middle section, $50 premium and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (more...)

Cleveland Native Rajiv Joseph's MR. WOLF Comes to Cleveland Play House This AprilCleveland Native Rajiv Joseph's MR. WOLF Comes to Cleveland Play House This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Cleveland Play House's Centennial Season continues with MR. WOLF, an intense and compelling drama about faith, hope and healing. (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams SetBreaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

TRANSPARENT Creator Jill Soloway to Visit Public TV Series THE OPEN MINDTRANSPARENT Creator Jill Soloway to Visit Public TV Series THE OPEN MIND
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

This weekend airs a fascinating interview with Producer/Writer JILL SOLOWAY, on the upcoming episode of the national public TV series THE OPEN MIND, hosted by Alexander Heffner (more...)

Artists Rep Opens Submissions for Oregon Play Prize; Deadline Jan 31Artists Rep Opens Submissions for Oregon Play Prize; Deadline Jan 31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The play submission gates were thrown open on November 1 when the Table|Room|Stage (T|R|S) new play development program at Artists Repertory Theatre began accepting submissions for the new Oregon Play Prize. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the West Coast premiere of Disgraced by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Photo Flash: Renee Fleming, Gloria Steinem and More at 2015 Library Lions GalaPhoto Flash: Renee Fleming, Gloria Steinem and More at 2015 Library Lions Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Last night, November 2nd, guests gathered at the New York Public Library where Alan Bennett, Maira Kalman, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Judith Jamisonand Gloria Steinem were honored at the Annual Library Lions Gala. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 10/21 - 10/27 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 10/21 - 10/27 on NBC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 10/21 - 10/27, airing on NBC (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Kicks Off 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS, TodayChicago Humanities Festival Kicks Off 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) launches its 26th Fall Festival, featuring 130 events which will explore the theme of 'Citizens', today, Oct. 24, through Nov. 8, 2015 at venues across Chicago. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 10/16 - 10/22 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 10/16 - 10/22 on NBC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 10/16 - 10/22, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 10/21 - 10/27 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 10/21 - 10/27 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 21, 2015

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 10/21 - 10/27, airing on NBC (more...)

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