Syracuse University News

WEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel AwardWEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Soars at Syracuse StageBWW Review: MARY POPPINS Soars at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 4, 2016

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Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan JamesAlex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin LaughonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2016

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JACK and Lukumi Arts Present Jadele McPhersonJACK and Lukumi Arts Present Jadele McPherson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

In this monumental week in Cuban and Cuban-American history, singer/performer Jadele McPherson creates a musical and theatrical bridge connecting the Cuban-American experience of today with black liberation figures, conjurers and spiritual leaders from two hundred years ago. Scenes of a young Cuban-American woman discovering her own rebellious ancestry are swallowed by music, dance and ritual featuring some of the great dance and music artists this city has to offer, many coming out of Cuban and Haitian traditions, including Osvaldo "Bembesito" Lora, Val Jeanty, Maxine Montilus, Yomaira Gonzalez, Caridad Paisan Garbey, Daniel Gil, Hansel Vaillant, Miguelo Valdes, Charles Hart and Diosvany Valladares. Themes of black resistance - both historical and contemporary - swell in this colorful and immersive spectacle.  (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARKCase Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Announces New Administrative Employees, Cathleen Palace and Samantha SchugardtAmerican Repertory Ballet Announces New Administrative Employees, Cathleen Palace and Samantha Schugardt
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

American Repertory Ballet is pleased to announce the addition of two administrative employees. Cathleen Palace has joined the organization as Director of Development and Samantha Schugardt as Education and Community Programming Manager. (more...)

Leslie Birnbaum, Michael Nemeroff, Daphnah Nazarian and Bruce Schulman Elected to The Wallis Board of DirectorsLeslie Birnbaum, Michael Nemeroff, Daphnah Nazarian and Bruce Schulman Elected to The Wallis Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Chairman of the Board of Directors, David C. Bohnett, announced the election of Leslie Birnbaum, Michael Nemeroff, Daphnah Nazarian and Bruce Shulman to the company's Board of Directors. The announcement was made following the Board meeting on November 3. (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at SteppenwolfErika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. (more...)

YoMiss Productions to bring THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS? to Charm City FestivalYoMiss Productions to bring THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS? to Charm City Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

YoMiss Productions will present 'This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?' as part of the Charmed City Festival. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyCast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)

The Dessoff Choirs Announces Holiday Line UpThe Dessoff Choirs Announces Holiday Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs celebrates the holidays as part of its 92nd season. This year, it presents a trio of concerts featuring seasonal repertoire and contemporary arrangements of carols, including Handel's Messiah, the quintessential classical music highpoint of the Christmas season; Bach's Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230, Gregg Smith's Twelve Days of Christmas; and Robert Parsons's Ave Maria, to name a few. (Program details are below.) (more...)

JACK and Lukumi Arts Present: Jadele McPherson: Rutas de AzucarJACK and Lukumi Arts Present: Jadele McPherson: Rutas de Azucar
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

In the year of the thaw between Cuba and the U.S., singer/performer Jadele McPherson creates a musical and theatrical bridge connecting the Cuban-American experience of today with black liberation figures, conjurers and spiritual leaders from two hundred years ago. (more...)

It's a Jolly Holiday with MARY POPPINS at Syracuse StageIt's a Jolly Holiday with MARY POPPINS at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Magic and family fun ring in the holiday season as Syracuse Stage presents the classic musical Mary Poppins, Nov. 26 to Jan. 8 at the Archbold Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex at 820 E. Genesee St. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents Staged Reading of A REQIUEM FOR AUGUST MOONPioneer Theatre Company Presents Staged Reading of A REQIUEM FOR AUGUST MOON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the first new play in the Play-by-Playnew play reading series A Requiem for August Moon Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12.  (more...)

Morgan James and Shoshana Bean to Bring Female Twist to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in ConcertMorgan James and Shoshana Bean to Bring Female Twist to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

God could be a woman, so why not Jesus? The Highline Ballroom is slated to present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, starring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked). (more...)

The Dessoff Choirs Opens 92nd Season With New Music Director, Malcolm J. Merriweather, 11/7The Dessoff Choirs Opens 92nd Season With New Music Director, Malcolm J. Merriweather, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

 Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs, with soloists and orchestra, opens its 92nd season at Alice Tully Hall. For one night only, Dessoff presents We Remember including Mozart's Requiem and contemporary choral works reflecting on the lives of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and paying tribute to composer Steven Stucky, a champion of new music. (more...)

The Araca Project Presents ACROSS THE PARKThe Araca Project Presents ACROSS THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Announcing the world premiere Equity showcase production of ACROSS THE PARK, October 27-29 at the American Theatre of Actors. (more...)

The Araca Project Presents ACROSS THE PARK This WeekendThe Araca Project Presents ACROSS THE PARK This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The world premiere Equity showcase production of ACROSS THE PARK is set for this weekend at the American Theatre of Actors. (more...)

First Data to Be Featured on No. 1 Credit One Bank Chevrolet SS at Martinsville SpeedwayFirst Data to Be Featured on No. 1 Credit One Bank Chevrolet SS at Martinsville Speedway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

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