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Detroit Symphony Orchestra to Stage 'A MUSICAL TALE OF TWO CITIES', 6/2-4Detroit Symphony Orchestra to Stage 'A MUSICAL TALE OF TWO CITIES', 6/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will stage a three-day festival June 2-4 exploring renewal in Detroit and New Orleans through performance and cultural exchange. The festival, entitled 'A Musical Tale of Two Cities: Motown Meets The Big Easy,' will examine how these two cities have used their legacy of unique musical and artistic culture to heal and renew themselves after economic and natural disaster. (more...)

Opera Parallèle Announces Schedule for 2015-2016 SeasonOpera Parallèle Announces Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2015 – Opera Parallèle has announced its 2015--2016 season, which will feature its first collaboration with SFJAZZ, a new production of Peter Maxwell Davies' riveting and mysterious The Lighthouse, and the world premiere of a new children's opera by Chris Pratorius. Opera Parallèle and SFJAZZ will present their first collaboration: a new, fully staged production of Champion: An Opera in Jazz by Terence Blanchard, SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, with eight performances to be given February 19-28, 2016 at SFJAZZ Center. Based on the life of African-American boxing champion Emile Griffith (1938-2013), the production marks both Opera Parallèle's first foray into an operatic jazz idiom and SFJAZZ's first opera. The complete schedule of performances will be announced and tickets go on sale to the general public mid-July, 2015. For more information, visit www.operaparallele.org and www.sfjazz.org. Peter Maxwell Davies' three-character opera, The Lighthouse, based on the mysterious and unsolved disappearance of three people off the Scottish coast in 1900 will be given a new production April 29-May 1, 2016 at Z Space in San Francisco. The season will open with the world premiere of a new children's opera by Chris Pratorius entitled Amazing Grace, featuring San Francisco fourth graders and soloists, November 12-14, 2015, at a venue to be announced. For more information about the Opera Parallèle season, visit www.operaparallele.org . (more...)

Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard to Perform at the Holland Center, 5/7Grammy Winner Terence Blanchard to Perform at the Holland Center, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Omaha Performing Arts presents Grammy®-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard in the Kiewit Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Blanchard is part of the 2014/15 Jazz Series. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and MoreAnna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held on Monday, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

What's Your Genius? OZY Media Has Up to $10,000 for You to Make It HappenWhat's Your Genius? OZY Media Has Up to $10,000 for You to Make It Happen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

Keith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The PublicKeith David, Hill Harper & More to Star in Lemon Andersen's TOAST at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the Public Lab production of TOAST, written by Lemon Andersen. Directed by Elise Thoron, TOAST begins previews on Tuesday, April 21 and runs through Sunday, May 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 5. (more...)

RAISIN' CANE to Play Byham Theater, 4/16RAISIN' CANE to Play Byham Theater, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Pittsburgh premiere of Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey, starring Jasmine Guy and The Avery Sharpe Trio, which will be performed on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at the Byham Theater, 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh's Cultural District. This event is part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The creative concept for this production was inspired by the classic 1923 Jean Toomer novel 'Cane' and works by the musicians, composers, poets and actors of the Harlem Renaissance. The Arizona Daily Star said, 'Cane is a sweet salute to Harlem's glory days' and the Dayton Daily News wrote the performance was 'Lively, informative, motivating and entertaining...' (more...)

Daniel Breaker Goes DOWN AND OUT to Joe's Pub TonightDaniel Breaker Goes DOWN AND OUT to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Tony nominee Daniel Breaker returns to Joe's Pub tonight, March 23rd with an electrifying mix of songs from standards to blues to funk. (more...)

Harvey Weinstein, Stephen Colbert Among Tribeca Film Festival's Line Up of SpeakersHarvey Weinstein, Stephen Colbert Among Tribeca Film Festival's Line Up of Speakers
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup for the 2015 Tribeca Talks® series. TFF will feature conversations with some of the industry's most critically and commercially successful filmmakers, artists, and executives (more...)

Daniel Breaker Coming to Joe's Pub, 3/23Daniel Breaker Coming to Joe's Pub, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Tony nominee Daniel Breaker, currently in the Book of Mormon, returns to Joe's Pub on March 23rd with an electrifying mix of songs from standards to blues to funk. (more...)

13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 5/13-30 at HERE13th Annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs 5/13-30 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Downtown Theater Festival (Reg E. Gaines, Artistic Director) proudly announces that its 13th annual season will take place in New York City from May 13th - 30th, 2015. (more...)

Universal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on VinylUniversal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Universal Music Enterprises has announced a rollout of 26 individual soundtrack albums on vinyl (more...)

Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak & Robert L. Freedman to be Honored at 2015 NYU Tisch GalaMichael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak & Robert L. Freedman to be Honored at 2015 NYU Tisch Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

NYU Tisch School of the Arts will host its annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, on Monday, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, and More Spoof BIRDMAN at Independent Spirit AwardsVIDEO: Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, and More Spoof BIRDMAN at Independent Spirit Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Last night, the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony took place in LA, and Kristen Bell and Fred Armisen had a little surprise for viewers: a parody on the award-winning film BIRDMAN. Check out the clip below! (more...)

BIRDMAN Tops 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards; Winners Announced!BIRDMAN Tops 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards; Winners Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards, Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, handed out top honors to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Boyhood, Whiplash and Nightcrawler at this afternoon's 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards. (more...)

American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20American Masters Documentary About Pulitzer-Winning Playwright August Wilson To Premiere 2/20
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

THIRTEEN's American Masters series and Pittsburgh PBS affiliate WQED join forces to explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (April 27, 1945 - October 2, 2005) -- the man some call America's Shakespeare -- from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. American Masters -- August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand premieres Friday, February 20, 2015, at 9 p.m. on PBS (more...)

THE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next MonthTHE NEW BLACK FEST Comes to The Lark Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The New Black Fest, a theater organization celebrating provocative storytelling, music and discussion from the African Diaspora, is proud to announce The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

Broadway Talent Set for BDF Workshop at Dallas Convention Center, 3/10-14Broadway Talent Set for BDF Workshop at Dallas Convention Center, 3/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The unique performing arts intensive will take place at the Dallas Convention Center (600 South Griffin Street, Dallas, TX) Tuesday, March 10 - Saturday, March 14, 2015. The five-day intensive will culminate in a unique Broadway-style concert event featuring performances by Dallas' brightest rising stars on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

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