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75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)'s 2017 YoungArts New York program will take place from April 25 to 30 and will offer approximately 75 of this year's YoungArts Winners - some of the country's most talented artists ages 15 to 18 years old - life-changing opportunities to learn, connect and collaborate with their peers and renowned artists across disciplines. (more...)

PEN World Voices International Play Festival Announces 2017 LineupPEN World Voices International Play Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center announces the complete line-up of its annual PEN World Voices International Play Festival, running May 1, 2 at The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York), and Sunday, May 7 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd St, New, New York). (more...)

YoungArts Welcomes Stacey Glassman Mizener and Dejha CarringtonYoungArts Welcomes Stacey Glassman Mizener and Dejha Carrington
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced the appointment of Stacey Glassman Mizener as Vice President of Development and Dejha Carrington as Vice President of External Relations. (more...)

Nationwide Open Call for Young Artists Begins TodayNationwide Open Call for Young Artists Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) has announced that applications to become a 2018 YoungArts Winner will be accepted beginning today, March 15 through October 13, 2017. YoungArts identifies and nurtures the nation's most accomplished emerging artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts between the ages of 15 and 18 or in high school grades 10-12. One of the most comprehensive programs dedicated to supporting and propelling young artists, YoungArts provides opportunities to participate in its programs nationwide and engage with renowned mentors, monetary awards, including prizes of up to $10,000, the chance to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their professional and artistic goals. Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit applications online at http://www.youngarts.org/apply.  (more...)

PEN World Voices Festival Announces Masha Gessen Followed by Samantha BeePEN World Voices Festival Announces Masha Gessen Followed by Samantha Bee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

PEN America has announced that leading Russian and American journalist and author Masha Gessen, will deliver the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, followed by a conversation with comedian and political commentator Samantha Bee on the closing night of the PEN World Voices Festival. This year the thirteenth annual Festival, taking place in New York from May 1-7, will address some of the vital issues of the Trump era, with a special focus on the fractious relationship between gender and power. At a moment of historic threats to freedom and truth, Ms. Gessen and Ms. Bee, both activists in their own rights, will speak to Gessen's experience with Russian censorship and suppression of dissent, and parallels between the current administration and other authoritarian regimes. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces New SeasonLyric Hammersmith Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its new season running May 2017 to January 2018 including three major new productions: a UK premiere, a new adaptation of a classic and the return of the now traditional Lyric pantomime. (more...)

Hip Hop Mogul Jay Z to Produce Film Version of IN THE HEIGHTSHip Hop Mogul Jay Z to Produce Film Version of IN THE HEIGHTS
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 27, 2017

Hip hop mogul Jay Z will be among the producers of the highly anticipated film version of Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Kushner, Salman Rushdie and More Talk Fact and Fiction in the Age of Trump at 'PUBLIC FORUM'Photo Flash: Tony Kushner, Salman Rushdie and More Talk Fact and Fiction in the Age of Trump at 'PUBLIC FORUM'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater and The New Yorker recently kicked off their new series, PUBLIC FORUM: A WELL-ORDERED NATION, as part of the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up. On Monday, February 20, the special series launched with THE STUFF OF FICTION in The Public's Newman Theater. At a time when we are told facts can have alternatives, Public Forum and The New Yorker brought together a group of experts in make-believe, including playwright Tony Kushner; poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine; and acclaimed author Salman Rushdie; to make sense of an American moment when truth can feel stranger than fiction. (more...)

2017 PEN World Voices Festival Announces Programming2017 PEN World Voices Festival Announces Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The thirteenth annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will focus its lens on today's fractious relationship between gender and power. Taking place in New York City, May 1-7, 2017, the weeklong Festival will use literature and the arts to address how gender both enables and impairs full participation in politics and society. (more...)

YPT presents Anita Majumdar's BOYS WITH CARSYPT presents Anita Majumdar's BOYS WITH CARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present Anita Majumdar's Boys With Cars. An award-winning actress, playwright and dancer, Majumdar wrote, choreographed and performs in this powerful coming of age piece. Commissioned and produced by Nightswimming with additional development support by Young People's Theatre and The Banff Centre, Boys With Cars will be presented on YPT's Mainstage from March 23 to April 1, 2017. (more...)

Wesley Stace Announces Tour With The JayhawksWesley Stace Announces Tour With The Jayhawks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Singer/songwriter Wesley Stace, who will release Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding on February 24, will embark on a nine-city tour opening for The Jayhawks. Beginning April 11, in Nashville, TN, the tour will include stops in Cleveland, Ann Arbor, Annapolis, Louisville, Madison and Chicago. A full list of dates is below. (more...)

Legendary Composer Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored at PEN America's Literary GalaLegendary Composer Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored at PEN America's Literary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Master composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive the 2017 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award at PEN America's annual Literary Gala on April 25 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Actress Meryl Streep, who starred in the 2014 film adaptation of Sondheim's Into the Woods, will present the prize. (more...)

Recorded Books Announces 14 Finalists in the 2017 Audies CompetitionRecorded Books Announces 14 Finalists in the 2017 Audies Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Among the finalists announced by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) for the 2017 Audie Awards, Recorded Books Inc., Tantor Media, HighBridge and christianaudio received 14 nominations across a wide range of categories, including Best Male Narrator. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's GLORIA Adds Two Performances at the Goodman TheatreBranden Jacobs-Jenkins's GLORIA Adds Two Performances at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Audiences have two more opportunities to see the Chicago premiere of Gloria - a 'shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest play' (Chicago Tribune) and 'tantalizing, darkly comic expose of ambition and egoism' (Daily Herald) by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

Tony Kushner and More to Examine Culture in the Age of Donald Trump in 'PUBLIC FORUM' SeriesTony Kushner and More to Examine Culture in the Age of Donald Trump in 'PUBLIC FORUM' Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Public Theater and The New Yorker announced today that a new series, PUBLIC FORUM: A WELL-ORDERED NATION, has been added to the 2017 Spring Public Forum line-up. (more...)

YoungArts Announces 2017 Los Angeles, Miami and New York Regional ProgramsYoungArts Announces 2017 Los Angeles, Miami and New York Regional Programs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced details for its 2017 regional programs, including a new long-term institutional partnership with the Center for the Art of Performance at University of California Los Angeles (CAP UCLA) that represents YoungArts' deepening roots in the area, and further expands the organization's resources and reach on the West Coast. (more...)

2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts Nominees Announced2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced the nominees for the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman TheatreBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

What is newsworthy? What lives have value? Does ambition compromise morals? MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins explores these questions and more in Gloria. Directed by Evan Cabnet, Gloria made its Off-Broadway debut in 2015 at the Vineyard Theater. The complete cast and creative team reunite for the Chicago premiere at the Goodman. (more...)

YoungArts Honors Jason Moran and Jessica Lang at Backyard Ball Presented by Max MaraYoungArts Honors Jason Moran and Jessica Lang at Backyard Ball Presented by Max Mara
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) hosted its annual fundraiser in Miami, theBackyard Ball performance and gala, to help support the artistic development of the nation's most promising young artists. In addition to recognizing the talent of this year's 691 YoungArts Winners, the event honored jazz pianist Jason Moran (1993 Winner in Jazz) with the Arison Alumni Award, and choreographer Jessica Lang as the Arison Award Honoree for their vital contributions and commitment to the arts. The event also featured Javon Jones's acceptance of the inaugural 2016 Max Mara Young Visionary Award presented by Maria Giulia Maramotti, Max Mara's Director of retail for North America.  (more...)

Geva Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECTGeva Presents Rajiv Joseph's THE LAKE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????Geva Theatre Center presents The Lake Effect, Rajiv Joseph's play about family, friendship and food. The Lake Effect will be performed in the Fielding Stage from February 2 to February 19. (more...)

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