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The Bessie Awards Announce 2016 NomineesThe Bessie Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

The Bessie Awards Announce 2016 NomineesThe Bessie Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2015-16 season. Scroll down for the full list! (more...)

Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2016 Edgar Award NominationsMystery Writers of America Announces the 2016 Edgar Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 207 th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2015. (more...)

American Library Association Announces 2016 Youth Media Award WinnersAmerican Library Association Announces 2016 Youth Media Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston. (more...)

The Kitchen Sets Winter 2016 SeasonThe Kitchen Sets Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Kitchen, founded in 1971, has continued to serve as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. (more...)

New York Live Arts Kicks Of Spring 2015 LIVE IDEAS Festival TodayNew York Live Arts Kicks Of Spring 2015 LIVE IDEAS Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

New York Live Arts recently announced the schedule of its third annual Live Ideas festival, S K Y - Force and Wisdom in America Today, taking place today, April 15 - 19, 2015. (more...)

New York Live Arts Sets Lineup for Spring 2015 LIVE IDEAS FestivalNew York Live Arts Sets Lineup for Spring 2015 LIVE IDEAS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

New York Live Arts today announced the schedule of its third annual Live Ideas festival, S K Y - Force and Wisdom in America Today, taking place April 15 - 19, 2015. Curated by world renowned visual artist, inventor and performer Laurie Anderson in conjunction with New York Live Arts' Artistic Director Bill T. Jones, the 2015 Live Ideas festival combines the arts and social issues in synergistic ways, activating the New York City community to creatively question the direction of modern culture. (more...)

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS' Live Artery Kicks Off TodayNEW YORK LIVE ARTS' Live Artery Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

New York Live Arts has announced the schedule for Live Artery 2015, a four-day event at New York Live Arts connecting dance and body-based artists with curators, presenters and the public. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, Live Artery 2015 will feature two full theater remounts; excerpts from two recently premiered works and an excerpt from one forthcoming premiere work by 2014-15 New York Live Arts commissioned artists; and a work-in-progress showing by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (New York Live Arts' Resident Dance Company). (more...)

NEW YORK LIVE ARTS' Live Artery Kicks Off 1/8NEW YORK LIVE ARTS' Live Artery Kicks Off 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

New York Live Arts has announced the schedule for Live Artery 2015, a four-day event at New York Live Arts connecting dance and body-based artists with curators, presenters and the public. Presented during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, Live Artery 2015 will feature two full theater remounts; excerpts from two recently premiered works and an excerpt from one forthcoming premiere work by 2014-15 New York Live Arts commissioned artists; and a work-in-progress showing by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (New York Live Arts' Resident Dance Company). (more...)

Lisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also AnnouncedLisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

NEW YORK, September 30, 2014 - The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today the host of the anniversary ceremony that is to be held at the legendary Apollo Theater. Broadway playwright, actress and 1993 Bessie awardee Lisa Kron will host the 30th Annual Bessie Awards. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, the awards will take place October 20, 7:30 p.m. Nominees will arrive starting 6:00 p.m. for Red Carpet press interviews and photo opportunities. (more...)

American Premiere of ILLUSIONS Plays Baryshnikov Arts Center, Now thru 9/24American Premiere of ILLUSIONS Plays Baryshnikov Arts Center, Now thru 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will introduce New York audiences to a leading voice in Russia's contemporary theater scene with the American Premiere of award-winning playwright Ivan Viripaev's Illusions. The U.S.-born artist Cazimir Liske, who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and has been based in Moscow for the past decade, translated the text to English and, with significant residency and technical support from BAC, has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love. (more...)

American Premiere of ILLUSIONS to Play Baryshnikov Arts Center, 9/17-24American Premiere of ILLUSIONS to Play Baryshnikov Arts Center, 9/17-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will introduce New York audiences to a leading voice in Russia's contemporary theater scene with the American Premiere of award-winning playwright Ivan Viripaev's Illusions. The U.S.-born artist Cazimir Liske, who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and has been based in Moscow for the past decade, translated the text to English and, with significant residency and technical support from BAC, has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love. (more...)

30th Annual Bessie Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 20 at the Apollo30th Annual Bessie Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 20 at the Apollo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, celebrates a milestone 30th anniversary this year. Today, the 36 nominees for the 2013-14 season were announced at a press conference by members of The Bessies Selection Committee. The nominations (listed below) were selected by an independent committee of 40 dance industry professionals. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Visual Design, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design and Outstanding Revival. (more...)

zoe | juniper's BEGINAGAIN Makes NYC Debut at 3-Legged Dog This Weekendzoe | juniper's BEGINAGAIN Makes NYC Debut at 3-Legged Dog This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

3-Legged Dog has announced that it is partnering with The Joyce Theater for the NYC premiere of BEGINAGAIN, a new technology infused dance experience by the acclaimed Seattle-based zoe | juniper, which is part of JOYCE UNLEASHED. Conceived, designed and directed by Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey, with choreography by Zoe Scofield and visual design by Juniper Shuey, BEGINAGAIN opens tonight, May 8 for a limited engagement through Saturday, May 10. (more...)

A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS Plays Harris Center, Now thru 4/27A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS Plays Harris Center, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela's Ashes, and bestseller Tis, Frank McCourt, and his brother Malachy, also a successful author, joined talents to write an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland, A Couple of Blaguards. Though times were tough in Limerick, the tales spun by the brothers McCourt simmer with bittersweet recollections, ferocious humor and a parade of colorful characters from the priest who warns of sinners' eyeballs exploding in hell to the McCourt grandmother who spits on Franks unruly Presbyterian hair to tame it. (more...)

zoe | juniper's BEGINAGAIN to Make NYC Debut at 3-Legged Dog, 5/8-10zoe | juniper's BEGINAGAIN to Make NYC Debut at 3-Legged Dog, 5/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

3-Legged Dog has announced that it is partnering with The Joyce Theater for the NYC premiere of BEGINAGAIN, a new technology infused dance experience by the acclaimed Seattle-based zoe | juniper, which is part of JOYCE UNLEASHED. Conceived, designed and directed by Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey, with choreography by Zoe Scofield and visual design by Juniper Shuey, BEGINAGAIN opens on Thursday, May 8 for a limited engagement through Saturday, May 10. (more...)

A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS to Play Harris Center, 4/24-27A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS to Play Harris Center, 4/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela's Ashes, and bestseller Tis, Frank McCourt, and his brother Malachy, also a successful author, joined talents to write an autobiographical account of their years growing up in poverty in Ireland, A Couple of Blaguards. Though times were tough in Limerick, the tales spun by the brothers McCourt simmer with bittersweet recollections, ferocious humor and a parade of colorful characters from the priest who warns of sinners' eyeballs exploding in hell to the McCourt grandmother who spits on Franks unruly Presbyterian hair to tame it. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Beth Gill Channels Trisha Browns 'Newerk' for 'New Work'BWW Reviews: Beth Gill Channels Trisha Browns 'Newerk' for 'New Work'
by Brendan Drake - Mar 25, 2014

Beth Gill pays homage to and the landscape of the American Southwest and Trisha Brown's "Newark" (1987) for her newest creation "New Work for the Desert" which made its premiere this weekend at New York Live Arts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actor Brian Dennehy Makes THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM WorthwhileBWW Reviews: Actor Brian Dennehy Makes THE STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM Worthwhile
by Don Grigware - Dec 10, 2013

Thomas Dunne (Brian Dennehy) was historically speaking the Chief Superintendent of the Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) and a Catholic loyal to the British crown, responsible for maintaining the established order in a time of revolution....hardly an easy position for one to find himself in 1932 when radical change came to Ireland in the guise of the Irish Free State. There was independence but it came at a high cost as Irish nationalists raged against each other in a bloody civil war. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM with Brian Dennehy Celebrates Opening Night at CTG's Mark Taper ForumPhoto Flash: Cast of STEWARD OF CHRISTENDOM with Brian Dennehy Celebrates Opening Night at CTG's Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

Sebastian Barry's powerful 'The Steward of Christendom,' featuring two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy, opened last night, December 8 at 7 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. The poignant story of a man left behind by history is directed by Steven Robman and has performances through January 5, 2014. 'The Steward of Christendom' is currently in previews. Check out a look back at the opening night festivities below! (more...)

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