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Victoria Clark, Michael John LaChiusa, Chuck Cooper & More Set for Symphony Space's Spring 2016 GalaVictoria Clark, Michael John LaChiusa, Chuck Cooper & More Set for Symphony Space's Spring 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Symphony Space will honor philanthropists Ted and Mary Jo Shen at their 2016 Spring Gala on May 9th. Hosted by James Naughton, the evening will feature performances by Victoria Clark, Lilli Cooper, Chuck Cooper, Ricky Ian Gordon, Michael John LaChiusa, Ted Sperling, Katie Thompson and many others. Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director at The Public Theater, will present the award to the Shens. (more...)

The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition Announces WinnersThe Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition Announces Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition, April 26-30 at Symphony Space, NYC, ended in grand style with the announcement of medalists and winners of company contracts and school scholarships, and a Gala Performance with performances by guests Daniel Ulbricht and Erica Pereira  of New York City Ballet dancing the Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux (in memory of Violette Verdy, to whom the 2016 competition was dedicated), Washington Ballet's Brooklyn Mack and Ayano Kimura in the pas de deux from Giselle, Act II, and Soo Bin Lee and Seung Hyun Lee dancing the Black Swan pas de deux. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future'BWW Dance Review: VKIBC 2016 Was True to Its Mission of 'Preserving the Past, Discovering the Future'
by Sondra Forsyth - May 3, 2016

On April 30th 2016 at Symphony Space on NYC's Upper West Side, Valentina Kozlova glowed with well-deserved pride as she introduced the Awards Ceremony and Gala of this year's eponymous Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition. Originally called the Boston Ballet Competition, the event has mushroomed in just six years into a worthy contender for joining the ranks of such celebrated competitions as Youth America Grand Prix, Varna, and Jackson. (more...)

Cygnus Ensemble to Celebrate Milton Babbitt at Symphony SpaceCygnus Ensemble to Celebrate Milton Babbitt at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

On May 19 at Symphony Space, Cygnus Ensemble will celebrate the music of American luminary Milton Babbitt, an iconic, sometimes controversial Princeton-based composer, teacher, and musical statesman whose career and direct influence spanned 76 years, from 1935 to his death in 2011. (more...)

World Music Institute to Open 2016-17 Season with King Sunny Ade at SummerStageWorld Music Institute to Open 2016-17 Season with King Sunny Ade at SummerStage
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The World Music Institute (WMI) is thrilled to open its 2016-2017 season with a rare U.S. appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Ade. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: VKIBC Gala Celebrates the Next Generation of DancersBWW Dance Review: VKIBC Gala Celebrates the Next Generation of Dancers
by Christina Pandolfi - May 2, 2016

Held at the culturally diverse Symphony Space on the Upper West Side on April 30th 2016, the 6th Edition of the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition showcased a bounty of prodigal talent in both classical and contemporary dance. It's encouraging and refreshing to witness such unabashed enthusiasm for the art of movement in young dancers today, especially since this year's installment was dedicated to the unrivaled ballerina Violette Verdy. After a felicitous awards ceremony bestowing medals and scholarships to the competition's most promising dancers, audience members were treated to the very exciting, very real talents of this year's standout competitors in a vibrant gala, with a diverse mix of new choreography and tried-and-true classical favorites. (more...)

Symphony Space to Honor Ted & Mary Jo Shen at 2016 Spring GalaSymphony Space to Honor Ted & Mary Jo Shen at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Symphony Space, the performing arts center known for its innovative music, film, dance, and literary programs, will honor Ted and Mary Jo Shen at the 2016 Spring Gala at Gotham Hall on Monday, May 9, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Malcolm Gets, Ed Dixon, Karen Ziemba and More in Project Shaw One-ActsPhoto Flash: Malcolm Gets, Ed Dixon, Karen Ziemba and More in Project Shaw One-Acts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presented its 112th concert presentation with two one-act comedies by Shaw, The Fascinating Foundling and Augustus Does His Bit on Monday, April 25 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Motor City Tap Festival to be Held in AugustMotor City Tap Festival to be Held in August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Motor City Tap Festival has become one of the county's top Tap Festivals, now entering its ninth year August 10-13, 2016. (more...)

Harris Yulin and Sheria Irving to Lead Project Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA This MayHarris Yulin and Sheria Irving to Lead Project Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presents its 113th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA on Monday, May 23 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers to Perform Six New York Premieres in MayNew Amsterdam Singers to Perform Six New York Premieres in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final program of the season, titled The Good Earth: New Music for the Land and Its Fragile Glory, with concerts Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street, and Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 8:00 P.M. at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street.) (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to Close Out 30th Anniversary Season with VIOLETEnsemble Theatre Cincinnati to Close Out 30th Anniversary Season with VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

All aboard! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati sends off its 2015-2016 30th anniversary season on a bold adventure with the award-winning musical Violet. Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, this deeply stirring musical by Tony-award winning Jeanine Tesori and the acclaimed Brian Crawley follows a scarred woman on a cross-country pilgrimage to find the true meaning of beauty. Violet delivers a powerful story of hope, self-discovery, and the beauty of imperfections. Playing May 3-22, 2016. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is John Goering. (more...)

Wendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World PremieresWendy Osserman Dance Company's 40th Anniversary Season to Feature Pair of World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Wendy Osserman Dance Company celebrates its 40th Anniversary season this week, with four performances, featuring set designed by artiist Sanya Kantarovsky, running April 20 - 23, 2016 at 8 pm. Presented by the Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue), the season features two world premieres with live music by Skip La Plante and Harry Mann, and Osserman's Udjat (1985). (more...)

Patti LuPone Caps Symphony Space's Project B-Way/95 With DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAYPatti LuPone Caps Symphony Space's Project B-Way/95 With DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY
by Michael Dale - Apr 19, 2016

Between classic showtunes, the Broadway legend shares memories of how her life-long love affair with Broadway began. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 17, 2016BWW's On This Day - April 17, 2016
by - Apr 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/16/2016
by - Apr 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/16/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 16, 2016BWW's On This Day - April 16, 2016
by - Apr 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Daniel Reichard Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 5/8Daniel Reichard Set for Broadway at Birdland Concert Series, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that on Sunday, May 8 at 6 PM, Daniel Reichard will return to the historic room with a spirited variety show entitled "Friends, Acquaintances, and Strangers." This concert, which takes place on Mother's Day, will feature Reichard and an eclectic gathering of some of New York City's most talented performing artists. (more...)

Ellen McLaughlin Joins Ensemble for the Romantic Century's 'ANNA AKHMATOVA' at BAMEllen McLaughlin Joins Ensemble for the Romantic Century's 'ANNA AKHMATOVA' at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century has announced additional cast members for its upcoming Anna Akhmatova: The Heart Is Not Made of Stone run at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). (more...)

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